February 17th, 2014
Pride is a feeling you get when you, or someone you admire, know, like, do/does something outstanding. The noun for someone or -thing that makes you feel proud.
February 23rd, 2014
Perseverance is stuffing
sushi into the less painful left side of your mouth, since the right
side of your entire face is now extremely painful after the removal of
two wisdom teeth, merely because you like the food so much you do not
want to miss out on it.
Note: perseverance is sometimes mistaken for stupidity and/or stubbornness. However closely linked, these words are not synonyms.
Last Thursday I went to the hospital for what I thought was an intake on my wisdom teeth-problem. The lower right one was poking through a bit, had been doing so for a while, but lately it had become quite painful. So first step was to go to my dentist (and I'm only including this bit because it's rather entertaining).
However, my official dentist had had an accident and so I was helped by a substitute. A young woman, I'd say she was around my age or maybe even a few years younger, was very kind and helped me perfectly. But even if she seemed adequate to do her job, she also appeared to be a little insecure (although this might also have been partly due to the fact that the dentist's wife and dental hygienist herself kept walking into the surgery and, without ever saying something, was definitely keeping a very obvious eye on said dentist substitute). Add to this the fact that I am the kind of person who always asks a lot of questions, especially when the answers I receive seem to me unsatisfying, and you get an insecure young dentist woman.