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Captchas didn't work. Sticking to janitors while we try to think of something else.

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New Year's Eve Resolution Thread: What's it going to be this year? For me personally, i'm going to try harder at learning a second language, developing ambidexterity and sleeping a decent amount.


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What second language are you aiming for?
I'm also trying to maintain a healthy sleeping schedule to maximize my productivity during the day.
As for me, I'd say my main New Year's Eve Resolutions is to lose weight (already working on it), improve mathematics skills and make friends.
It'd be nice not to feel crushing loneliness anymore. Godspeed.


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I'm trying to learn German for personal reasonss(family members). The problem is that other than those specific reasons, I have very little other motivation to learn it. Nothing about modern German culture really catches my eye, and I'm sure whatever literature they have worth reading has already been already translated. Germans just don't produce anything I have much interest in. As for losing fat, you do know that bread and other such grains are the absolute worst for you, right? I'm telling you this because of the common misconception that meat is somehow worse for you than carbs, which is total nonsense. The food pyramid is a complete and total sham. I've personally been on a, "water", diet for a very long time, which I said where I eat three meals a day and every time I'm hungry in between, I just gulp down water until I feel full. I don't know how healthy that is, but it has worked for me.


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When I was a teen I tried developing ambidexterity, and managed to learn how to play guitar as a left-handed (I already knew right-handed) and how to write, although poorly. Back then I was obsessed with left-handed traits because I heard that their right-part of the brain (commonly associated with arts and imagination, among other things) was more developed than right-handed people, so I figured that "training" that part of my brain would somehow help me on that part it didn't. It was an interesting experience nonetheless. May I ask why you are interested on it too?

What branch of maths will you be studying? I'm an engineer student so the pure mathematical way of things like "set theory" and other abstract things we normally think as a given in the real life are slightly alien for me (my teacher of advanced math is a mathematician and she taught us everything from 0 about how the Fourier series become the Fourier Transform through the analysis developed by the authors back then, it was mindblowing but pretty interesting). My advice is to get really good with algebra if you're aiming for something like calculus or problem resolution (hell, it really helps for mathematical induction). Of course, if you have any question feel free to ask anywhere. I'd be interested in learning the more sadistic part of math and now that I've finished my physics course I will have the chance to inspect those things more closely.

As for my new year resolution, I hope I can get a part time job. I already managed to assemble my computer (which was going to be my resolution but I managed to make it before hitting new year's eve!). I also want to improve my japanese, I am fairly good at reading but I suck at expressing myself, and there's still a bunch of kanji I've got to learn.
Hope things go well for you guys.


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>May I ask why you are interested on it too?
Self-improvement. There's no more specific reason. I play the piano, so I hope that it might improve my playing. The way I practice is by copying entire news paper articles while listening to music. I'll stop once I finished the 36 track album. One time I tired practicing German with my left hand, and ten minutes in I had a splitting head-ache. There's already some things that I can only do with my left hand like snapping my fingers.


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Ah, I see. Yeah it's a difficult task to intake a language when there's not much interest present in the first place. At some point I tried to learn Deutsch too but gave up after a while because I had so much trouble with the articles.. Nonetheless I hope you can succeed unlike me.
I was unaware of how counterproductive it is to consume grains (the most atrocious part of dieting for me since I adore bread). I'm reducing my carbohydrate intake, drinking a ton of water, etc. I want to gradually get rid of my sweet tooth as well, it's my worst enemy. Health and energy declines because of it. It doesn't help that my parents recently bought me a ton of relatively sugary foods for Christmas. I don't know what to do with that load of products because I dislike the idea of wasting it. I'd feel guilty. But also guilty if I ate them.

Yeah, you pretty much summed it up. I'm trying to master Calculus. Doesn't hurt to mention I'm an engineering student too, so I'll soon be dealing with similar courses. I'm behind when it comes to my knowledge of mathematics so I really need to catch up with the rest of the student body. Thank you for your insight, I'll definitely take what you mentioned into much consideration. I can see how the rubric your instructor followed might warp your views of conventional math.


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I have a few weird seeming things I want to pickup in 2018. It's partly habit forming, partly goals.
I want to:
>Do drawing-related things EVERYDAY (study, criticize recent work, look for mistakes, actually draw etc.)
>Do Stretching-exercises EVERYDAY
>Wake up at 6AM EVERYDAY

At the end of the year I want to have passed every university course I attended, be decent at drawing and writing and be able to touch my own toes.
I only worry that these things will become a burden at some point. I will have to persist and go on or else I will never amount to create something worthwhile.

2017 was a surprisingly good year for me and things are looking upwards. I want to keep that up with 2018. I want to improve to a point where I can confidently say that I have developed a skill. I don't want to feel like I am wasting my time anymore.


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>I was unaware of how counterproductive it is to consume grains
Added sugar and bread are the absolute worst enemies; I cannot emphasis that enough. The documentary Fat Head goes into some detail as to the origins of the health myths and misconceptions pushed onto people since the twentieth century while tearing into another documentary that tried to reaffirm them. The guy who made the other documentary is practically a con-artist too. You could give the gifts away to somebody else, no guilt there. You shouldn't compromise your own goals for the sake of people who don't even know about and take them into consideration. It's your body, and all that cheesy stuff.
I don't know how much you did last year, but here's a warning: If you try to bite off more than you can chew, you might not do anything at all. Having a lot of interests is great, but humans only have so much motivation and energy they can expend before getting burned out, so watch out for that.



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>quit caffeine altogether (I’ve been slowly replacing tea with rooibos for a while now)
>wake up before the sunrise
>practice drawing everyday, if only for 15 minutes
I also want to spend more time in nature, but my options are limited, since I live in a city.



None. They're pointless, useless, and no one ever follows up on them.


So do you have any life goals unrelated to the New Year?


Travel. Lots of travel.


>more time in nature
You could combine that with waking up before sunrise (if you have the time)
A morning walk is very relaxing and puts you in the right state of mind. I don't know if you have a park or similar nearby.


Im going to try harder at learning another language like you but im also trying to get myself more in shape. ive always liked that. and yeah i dont have as much sleep as i should too.


>Wake up at 6AM EVERYDAY

That was an actual routine of mine i kept for most of the year until the holidays came. I haven't read for almost a month now.


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What do you usually do in the hour before and after the clock strikes twelve? I usually like to go to one of those chat rooms to see how many people go around asking others for their age, sex, and locatiom. I know i'm obviously not much better for that, but it still makes me feel a little better about life in general.


I sleep.


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Winter is here…


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whatever shall we do?


thinking about that dog still gives me chills…


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12 days of Christmas



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2020 not done yet….

RIP Dawn Wells (october 18, 1938 – december 30, 2020)


>New Year's Eve Resolution
Be better.




No, no, noooooooooooo!


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Get more physical. *grunt*


Revenge again

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