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Month: January 2018

Emperor Joseph II

Emperor Joseph II

The most difficult period for the Czech people were 75 years into the 18 century. And the nation itself and its language and Czech literature stood in the doorway of his death. During this period, was not released a book in Czech language, and the Czechs themselves are not always use their native language. For example, the Czech intellectuals and aristocrats preferred to use the German language. As a result of such events in law at the time of Emperor Joseph II had all the prerequisites to ensure that completely eliminate the use of Czech society, as well as prohibit its use in the areas of education, that is to ban the teaching and the Czech language and Czech language. Which he did.

The Czech language is not used nor the Czech aristocracy, nor of the Czech intelligentsia. They preferred the German mother tongue. A grammar school at that time published a variety of leadership in which the Czech language was presented as a very lean and not sufficiently developed to ensure that it can be to some extent be used for communication, and even more so it is not suitable for teaching it. Thus, in deciding on the proclamation of the German language as a Austrian society, and Joseph II introduced the teaching of it in all secondary and higher education institutions in the Czech Republic. That his action caused a negative reaction from the Czech nation, that was the beginning of the revival not only of the Czech language, but the Czech nation as a whole.

Read Or Do Not Read ?

Read Or Do Not Read ?

I recently received an interesting letter, in which he asks to express my opinion on the abundance of books and a variety of courses on self-development. First of all, I totally agree with the author of this letter is that the abundance diverse literature on self-development quite confusing and leads people to believe that “because I do not get results, either to me that something is wrong or” they “are trying to fool my head.” I propose to begin the argument from afar. Add to your understanding with Ben Silbermann. First question. If a person has already been quite successful, he would read these books? – NO second question. To the authors and publishers have made a profit, how many books to sell? – Very much. Third question. What condition necessary that the books were attractive to the greatest number of people? – They must offer easy and accessible system, and promise a big win in the end. (The main slogan – “It may be one!”) Theory, after reading this book, the average person should have enough information to begin to change their lives for the better.

But! Look around – how many you see around you people who are able and willing to change something in your life? According to statistics, only 1-3% of the population can benefit from coaching, training or other forms of professional assistance to develop their own potential. This so-called “krieytory” or “creators”. The remaining as 97-99% of it’s not that “incomprehensible”, but simply “FIGS do not.” But books on personal development, they will still read and admire the will and grasp of different systems, and endlessly seek “his higher self.” But at the same time, they are in their essentially a “reactor” – those who respond to external factors, “kicks destiny” (those who live on the “damn, no luck” to “Well, damn it, again no luck”) or “visitors” – that is a such tourists – came, looked, listened, got pleasure and went to listen to something else.

Poetic Awakening

Poetic Awakening

That is incorrect. I am a writer by vocation and thanks to that little talent with which one is born, and then we "polish." Those who do not understand why now is not "my time writing" I will tell you that I am not a "Bartleby," I have no fear of publishing. Writer's Craft is not learned, but it gets better. Hence the question always whether there is ambivalence between the need to publish in recognition and the inability to publish as a way to escape the "stablishment contemporary literature." – Why the art world in general is governed by the ego and fierce disputes occur between peers? Envy is the worst of evils. Not all artists and writers are governed by the ego, but it is true that there many who just want to step on to friend or colleague to take away the "role", if it exists because I doubt it. Most are killed for being in all lists, but this is not the road. The reader is not "stupid" and knows what he reads, and warns him.

I always end up getting dealt a double blow from which. The newspapers mentioned Clive Holmes not as a source, but as a related topic. – I would like to appoint three poets that you have left a mark on your life so difficult answer when the poetic world is full of great writers who gave me happiness when I read them, and the reflections with which I could mature. Mention the great Antonio Machado, Gustavo Adolfo Becquer and Juan Ramon Jimenez, with his poetry because they were the trigger to my poetic awakening.