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People With Tattoos Are Not Necessarily Bad People

People With Tattoos Are Not Necessarily Bad People

Many think that those people that have tattoos around the skin of their bodies are extremely “bad” or “awful.” However, this is not true at all. Instead, people with tattoos can be some of the nicest people out there. Many people consider someone with a tattoo to be “taboo” but the truth is that they are normal people just like anybody else.

Here is why these individuals are truly great. You can learn a lot from them.

1. They are strong from the heart.

These people have gone through a lot in life. They have passed ordeal after ordeal. Tattoos are a gateway or an expression of the pain they have gone through and embalmed in themselves. Next time, don’t think just because someone has a tattoo, that they are bad. Think that they may have gone through some painful time in their life that they want to keep close to them and never forget about.

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I know someone very close who has a tattoo on her wrist after losing her brother. She is the strongest female I know. Know that these people are genuinely nice and strong and resilient from the heart.

2. They embrace themselves and what life throws at them.

Because these people have gone through so much as stated in the previous subheading, they embrace everything that life chooses to throw at them. When they do this, they may feel that they are at loss with life or maybe they can control a bit of things around them, and tattoos are a portal to this thought process. They are not afraid and this leads us to our next topic of interest. Life is not black and white any longer for such individuals; life is about the grey, the in between colors and arrays also. So, these tattooed individuals have learn to embrace not only themselves, but people everywhere around them.

Life truly is about accepting and individuals with tattoos have done exactly that.

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    3. They are fearless.

    It is painful to make a tattoo. However, these people have embraced both pain and fear and can take whatever you throw at them. They are not scared of being hurt or getting hurt because they have gone through the ordeals and dealt with them already. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Those with tattoos no longer have fear because it is extremely painful to get a tattoo. Those who agree to get them have an endurance to pain, so you can count on them to no longer be afraid. Even if they are a little bit, they have learned to tame it to a great degree. This is something that can also be learned form those people who have tattoos.

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      4. They express themselves through art.

      Instead of keeping all the turmoil and pain inside of them, people with tattoos have learnt to express their emotions through their art. Expression is the best form of art and we must embrace people with tattoos. They are beautiful people and we need to realize and understand that. Expression is a form of stress release. People with tattoos are wonderful at releasing their tension their getting tattoos.

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        5. They value life.

        These people significantly value what life is about! Something that holds special places inside of their hearts, they usually engrave on their skins, so they will always remember something to their heart, forever close to themselves. I think that is one of the most beautiful things possible. Wow, these people are truly wonderful. They are genuinely honest and have come to terms with nature and life. Life should be valued and that is something I have learned through them.

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        Becoming Self-Taught (The How-To Guide)

        Becoming Self-Taught (The How-To Guide)

        Most of the skills I use to make a living are skills I’ve learned on my own: Web design, desktop publishing, marketing, personal productivity skills, even teaching! And most of what I know about science, politics, computers, art, guitar-playing, world history, writing, and a dozen other topics, I’ve picked up outside of any formal education.

        This is not to toot my own horn at all; if you stop to think about it, much of what you know how to do you’ve picked up on your own. But we rarely think about the process of becoming self-taught. This is too bad, because often, we shy away from things we don’t know how to do without stopping to think about how we might learn it — in many cases, fairly easily.

        The way you approach the world around you dictates to a great degree whether you will find learning something new easy or hard.

        The Keys to Learning Anything Easily

        Learning comes easily to people who have developed:

        Curiosity

        Being curious means you look forward to learning new things and are troubled by gaps in your understanding of the world. New words and ideas are received as challenges and the work of understanding them is embraced.

        People who lack curiosity see learning new things as a chore — or worse, as beyond their capacities.

        Patience

        Depending on the complexity of a topic, learning something new can take a long time. And it’s bound to be frustrating as you grapple with new terminologies, new models, and apparently irrelevant information.

        When you are learning something by yourself, there is nobody to control the flow of information, to make sure you move from basic knowledge to intermediate and finally advanced concepts.

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        Patience with your topic, and more importantly with yourself is crucial — there’s no field of knowledge that someone in the world hasn’t managed to learn, starting from exactly where you are.

        A Feeling for Connectedness

        This is the hardest talent to cultivate, and is where most people flounder when approaching a new topic.

        A new body of knowledge is always easiest to learn if you can figure out the way it connects to what you already know. For years, I struggled with calculus in college until one day, my chemistry professor demonstrated how to do half-life calculations using integrals. From then on, calculus came much easier, because I had made a connection between a concept I understood well (the chemistry of half-lifes) and a field I had always struggled in (higher maths).

        The more you look for and pay attention to the connections between different fields, the more readily your mind will be able to latch onto new concepts.

        How to Self-Taught Effectively

        With a learning attitude in place, working your way into a new topic is simply a matter of research, practice, networking, and scheduling:

        1. Research

        Of course, the most important step in learning something new is actually finding out stuff about it. I tend to go through three distinct phases when I’m teaching myself a new topic:

        Learning the Basics

        Start as all things start today: Google it! Somehow people managed to learn before Google ( I learned HTML when Altavista was the best we got!) but nowadays a well-formed search on Google will get you a wealth of information on any topic in seconds.

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        Surfing Wikipedia articles is a great way to get a basic grounding in a new field, too — and usually the Wikipedia entry for your search term will be on the first page of your Google search.

        What I look for is basic information and then the work of experts — blogs by researchers in a field, forums about a topic, organizational websites, magazines. I subscribe to a bunch of RSS feeds to keep up with new material as it’s posted, I print out articles to read in-depth later, and I look for the names of top authors or top books in the field.

        Hitting the Books

        Once I have a good outline of a field of knowledge, I hit the library. I look up the key names and titles I came across online, and then scan the shelves around those titles for other books that look interesting.

        Then, I go to the children’s section of the library and look up the same call numbers — a good overview for teens is probably going to be clearer, more concise, and more geared towards learning than many adult books.

        Long-Term Reference

        While I’m reading my stack of books from the library, I start keeping my eyes out for books I will want to give a permanent place on my shelves. I check online and brick-and-mortar bookstores, but also search thrift stores, used bookstores, library book sales, garage sales, wherever I happen to find myself in the presence of books.

        My goal is a collection of reference manuals and top books that I will come back to either to answer thorny questions or to refresh my knowledge as I put new skills into practice. And to do this cheaply and quickly.

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        2. Practice

        Putting new knowledges into practice helps us develop better understandings now and remember more later. Although a lot of books offer exercises and self-tests, I prefer to jump right in and build something: a website, an essay, a desk, whatever.

        A great way to put any new body of knowledge into action is to start a blog on it — put it out there for the world to see and comment on.

        Just don’t lock your learning up in your head where nobody ever sees how much you know about something, and you never see how much you still don’t know.

        Check out this guide for useful techniques to help you practice efficiently: The Beginner’s Guide to Deliberate Practice

        3. Network

        One of the most powerful sources of knowledge and understanding in my life have been the social networks I have become embedded in over the years — the websites I write on, the LISTSERV I belong to, the people I talk with and present alongside at conferences, my colleagues in the department where I studied and the department where I now teach, and so on.

        These networks are crucial to extending my knowledge in areas I am already involved, and for referring me to contacts in areas where I have no prior experience. Joining an email list, emailing someone working in the field, asking colleagues for recommendations, all are useful ways of getting a foothold in a new field.

        Networking also allows you to test your newly-acquired knowledge against others’ understandings, giving you a chance to grow and further develop.

        Here find out How to Network So You’ll Get Way Ahead in Your Professional Life.

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        4. Schedule

        For anything more complex than a simple overview, it pays to schedule time to commit to learning. Having the books on the shelf, the top websites bookmarked, and a string of contacts does no good if you don’t give yourself time to focus on reading, digesting, and implementing your knowledge.

        Give yourself a deadline, even if there is no externally imposed time limit, and work out a schedule to reach that deadline.

        Final Thoughts

        In a sense, even formal education is a form of self-guided learning — in the end, a teacher can only suggest and encourage a path to learning, at best cutting out some of the work of finding reliable sources to learn from.

        If you’re already working, or have a range of interests beside the purely academic, formal instruction may be too inconvenient or too expensive to undertake. That doesn’t mean you have to set aside the possibility of learning, though; history is full of self-taught successes.

        At its best, even a formal education is meant to prepare you for a life of self-guided learning; with the power of the Internet and the mass media at our disposal, there’s really no reason not to follow your muse wherever it may lead.

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