Here Is The Truth Behind Knowledge

No one born with knowledge; therefore, if you want to be good at something you need to practice. Practice make perfect. The more you practice, the better you get. When learning something new for the first time it can be a little changing and intimating. Therefore, it is important to build up on things you already know. Focus on what you know is a great motivator to learn something new.

A young lady once told me knowledge is power. That stays with me ever sense. It is a great idea to make an effort to learn something new everyday and learn as much as you can. My down fall is that I love smart people, and I love to be challenge. Talking to someone smart, knowledgeable is very encouraging, it helps to stay focus, but talking to someone who are not knowledgeable causes impatient and boredom.

Generally everyone is capable of being smart, but it is a matter of wanting to be knowledgeable because it requires devotion and it can be time consuming. Personally, I don’t believe in stupidity because when you think about it, stupid is the absence of knowing, and lacking knowledge. What I think is stupid is the act of pretending to know when you actually don’t know. Call me stupid if you want to, but if I don’t know something I will ask questions, I will ask to explain it, I will ask you how it works, I will straightly say I don’t know to do it. Please show me how it is done because this is the only way to learn apart from doing research. Pretending to know when you don’t know will not help you to learn.

Just because you ask questions that doesn’t make you less smart. I believe someone would have to be quite smart to ask some great questions, and get involve. Another important point, don’t assume someone is smarter than you just because she seems smart.

Perfect example, I was taking a summer math class which was held three to four times a week. I always tried to get to class on time because I use to be afraid of missing some important key points to solve the problems. I spent a lot of times studying and practicing. I have to admit, summer classes are not easy because you have to be devoted and focus. One of my classmates uses to miss many days of class, coming to class very late, leaving early, and during test she was the first one to finish. Honestly, I felt a little intimated. I was thinking that girl is super smart. The summer session ended, and we all went our separate way. The Semester to follow she saw me at the lady’s room, she remembered me from that summer class. She started talking to me. I had a chance to ask her about her grade for the math class because curiosity got the best of me. I was surprised to found out she didn’t pass the class. I thought she was smart to the point where she didn’t need to be in class or study. Ever sense then I learned not to compare myself with others.

Some people sometimes see me from a distance they automatically think I am smart. They said you are so smart. I laughed. I have no idea where they got that idea from because I never told anyone I was smart. I tried to tell them I just work hard, and I tried to apply myself. The truth is no one born knowing. Believe it or not we all had to learn somewhere along the way; in school, at work, by doing research or just by exposing to different things or people. Learning is an endless process, and no one stop learning until death. The more you push yourself to learn new things, the more you practice, the more you know. This is not magic or rocket science. This is real life.

Marie L. Marcellus

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Women with Strong Personalities

Below is a post I came across online regarding women with strong personality. I thought it was very interesting, and I will like to get some opinion on that.  It is a little long, but I thought it is worth reading. Please let me know what you think.


Why is it difficult to talk to a woman who has such a strong personality? What makes her so difficult to approach? In order to understand what makes such type of women seemed unreachable, let’s try to enumerate and analyze first the reactions of men when they come face to face with one. Try to identify yourself on these symptoms:

1. You met her, get to know her name, and then you cannot seem to find any words to start off. Why? That’s you. You got intimidated by the gaze, by her look.

2. You try to impress her by telling her of your exploits, accomplishments, dreams, plans. You. You. You.

3. You stare while she talks.

4. You look and stare at her when she’s not looking.

5. When your eyes meet, you don’t know whether to smile or to nod in recognition.

6. You take time before you approach her. You need a reason before you can go near her.

7. You adjusted your crotch unconsciously.

8. Starting a conversation seems to be an awkward task.

Now that you’ve seen or identified yourself on those situations, let me tell you why you made it difficult to approach her.

First and foremost, women with strong personalities are not aware of their effects on men. They usually don’t understand why men seemed to be having a hard time before they can finally ask her out. So, when you just go on and stare at her, and she stares back, it does not mean that she’s fighting back. It may mean that she likes you too or she can be bold and daring. But the problem is, she’s not aware that she’s adding up to the intimidation, right?

So, should she play coy and naive? I don’t think so. Women with strong personality will say what they want to say and usually means it. She may say she likes you but that does not mean she will pursue you. She’s just giving you the green light to go ahead and ask her out. But she will not do it again. She will just wait either for your move or for the next person that comes along. So, don’t dilly dally man!

Women who are successful in their own field usually have strong personalities. These women know what they want so it is quite easier to converse with them. They are usually perceptive, always viewing things in a different angle. That is why you seemed to just stare at her; struck conversations that are intelligent and stimulating. Never ask about the weather. If she finds you boring, rest assure that she will always find something to finish and will almost always excuse herself to leave you. Ask open ended questions. You can always get to know her through her points of view on religious aspects, caring for parents and more.

Because they are difficult to approach, (most probably because they seldom smile), women with strong personalities are nice to stare at when they are not looking at you. I don’t know. It is the same with men. Women find it enjoyable to stare at a man who is not looking at her.

The number one of the major turn offs for any woman are those unconscious grooming behavior of men: adjusting the crotch. That is so disgusting! Man, you can always turn around or excuse yourself and find the nearest bathroom or anywhere away from her to correct anything that is wrong in between those thighs. Never do that in front of any woman. I tell you, they will notice – and hates it.

Why do women with strong personalities still get what they want? The reason is because they are assertive individuals. They say what they feel, and mean what they say. They don’t pass up on a chance for things they believe in. They don’t conform to norms that society dictates, only those that are acceptable to their morals. If you notice, such women have many friends, despite of their personalities – meaning they are quite a friendly bunch. You just have to learn to get to know her first before concluding that you cannot tame a tigress.

Why do they have exciting and intriguing loves? They say what they feel, love you with all of their heart. And if you started cheating around, she will always be willing (though in between tears) to let you go. No, she won’t beg. She won’t ask you to stay. It’s her nature. She will cry for you for a while, get depressed, but will eventually bounce back.

She will turn towards herself – work out, get a tan, be pretty. Somehow, she will feel that she did not take care of herself while she was with you. She gets busy with everything beautiful and exciting again. So that when your paths meet, you will still be dumbstruck and groping for words to say – back to where you started.

Well, that’s how it is. Women with strong personalities (after a break up), reinvent themselves, and unconsciously makes you regret what you did to her, knowing you cannot go back. You may always try to get her back, and she may accept you, but then, that’s another topic…

Urduja, R. (2010, 10 12). Women with strong personalities. Retrieved from


Jealousy In Its Pure Form

The last time I talked about jealousy in relationships between couples, but today I want to talk about jealousy in general. People don’t talk about these type of things too often; however they do exist. We face these challenges everywhere in our society, and sometime even in our own family.

Being jealous over someone else for whatever reason is not healthy. People can be jealous for any reason, such as looks, talents ect. Being jealous over someone will not change anything, and that will not change how the person is.  When you are jealous over someone else the result always bad instead of good. For whatever you are jealous over, it will not transfer from the person to you, and even if you were to cause the person harm that will not change who the person is because she is just being herself (she will still be smart, beautiful, and talented). Furthermore, being jealous over someone can cause health issues; such as depression because you have to constantly comparing yourself to that person. It is a bad thing to do because everyone is unique in her own way, and everyone has different talent.

The truth is while you are focusing on that person, she is busy taking care of herself, she is improving herself to become better so the time you could have use to  improvement yourself, you are wasting it away to something none productive.

Instead of being jealous over someone else for who she is, what she has, and what she can do well, try to take that time and energy to do something productive for yourself by finding out what you are good at, and focus on those good qualities you have.

I heard someone said once, “Congratulate, don’t hate.” Next time you are tempted to get jealous over someone else, think twice. It is not worth it.

What do you think about this post? Please leave me a comment.

Marie L. M.,