The Exponent Blog

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Words and Their Meanings

Hi Fun Kou Gai: (Japanese) righteous, miserable anger, a frustration and despair over a situation that seems terrible but cannot be changed. Weltschmerz: (German) a feeling of melancholy and world-weariness. Lebensmüde: (German) being tired...

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Reflection on perfection

For years I tried to be perfect. Because that’s the purpose of life, right? To perfect oneself, in order to earn a place in the Kingdom of God. I was told by so many...

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Blessed Sacrament

This is a long weekend for most people in (at least my part of) Germany. Thursday was a public holiday, and many people take the Friday off, to enjoy four days of family time...