No, I have no idea about how/whether it’s enforced.
The Netherlands allows dual nationality only for people from countries that don’t allow one to give up their nationality. If your country allows you to give up your nationality, you have to do that in order to become Dutch.
Yes, I think it was where he explained that you don’t really feel better when you smoke. What happens is that a smoker feels worse in the times they don’t smoke, and then a cigarette brings them up to normal again for a short while; so while you’re smoking you feel as good as a non-smoker feels all the time. But I don’t know if just reading that would have done the trick without the rest of the book.
I’m actually not quite sure. It’s not a whole program; you just read the book, and (if you’re anything like me) you’re sober, just like that. I’m not a ‘recovering alcoholic’ the way I see some people writing who have been sober for even longer than I have; I’m done with alcohol, for good, and I knew it right away. He basically talks about the negatives of drinking and the positives of sobriety, with stories and examples, in a way that just ‘clicked’ for me.
I’m Dutch, and not into homesteading or anything like that at all, but I also chose the cow going with the grass. Maybe it’s because I’m not a native speaker of English? Do you interpret ‘goes with’ as ‘is more like’? I’d have thought it means ‘belongs together’. (Of course the cow and the chicken also belong together, in the sense that both live on a farm, but ‘one eats the other’ seems like a more direct relationship.)
High intelligence has the same problem as four-wheel-drive. It lets you get stuck much farther away from help. –Karl Gallagher
I’ll probably just go out for dinner with my husband. Usually I have a party with friends and family as well, but this year that isn’t a good idea. Just when I’m turning 65, too… :(
Very interesting! I’d like to read the rest, too.
I’m not sure that sites like that look that way because they just don’t know any better. I think they may be signaling they’re not an ‘establishment’ site, and so *increase* their trustworthiness in the eyes of their target audience.
I took 10 lessons, and I think I could probably have done it with 8. I still feel myself sagging now and again, and then I have to correct myself (and then I wonder why I sagged to begin with, because the correct posture is actually more comfortable). I have also bought a new chair ( https://www.ikea.com/nl/nl/p/kullaberg-bureaustoel-zwart-90325518/, only mine has a different color) and removed the backrest. I have found that chairs with a backrest and armrests tempt you to lean on them, and then you can end up sitting in a wrong posture for a long time without noticing. Without them, I soon notice and can correct myself.
Yes, and I had tried several times before, without success. The difference is that earlier I just wanted to stop smoking for health reasons, but I still loved smoking. After reading the book, I don’t want to smoke because I just don’t like it anymore.
Taking Alexander technique classes improved my posture a lot, and cured the tendinitis I used to get in my shoulders.
Reading https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Carrs-Easy-Control-Alcohol-ebook/dp/B07B7QRWTH enabled me to quit drinking alcohol very easily. It was almost like it just turned off my desire to drink for good. ~3.5 years alcohol-free now.
Reading https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Carrs-Easy-Stop-Smoking-ebook/dp/B0051XSN50/ enabled me to stop smoking very easily, and I’ve not wanted a smoke in 25+ years now.
I’m missing Allen Carr’s book (https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Carrs-Easy-Control-Alcohol-ebook/dp/B07B7QRWTH ) in the list of books. I quit drinking after reading that book over 3 years ago, and it was almost like flipping a switch, so fast did it turn off my desire to drink.
Almost half a century ago, when I was 16 or 17 and still believed in God, I went to a synagogue with some people of my church for some kind of exchange thing. The service was quite boring though, as everything was in Hebrew and I didn’t understand a thing. But there was nothing to be done except sitting still trying to be respectful. So I guess I fell into some kind of meditative state, and I don’t remember anything about that, but just afterwards I felt that I had been in the presence of God, and a sense of great gratitude. I’m still surprised I didn’t convert to Judaism on the spot; maybe I would have if I weren’t so shy...
OK, I’ll go first. I’d correct people’s grammar and spelling a lot, and I’d tell overweight people how to lose weight.
Oh wait, I misunderstood the afterimage thing. No, I usually don’t see them while I’m looking at something, only when I close my eyes or look away. I do sometimes get the effect you describe, but not often. I tried to see the ‘snow’ again just now, but I didn’t see any.