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4 Islands Perfect for Living the Luxury Life

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4 Islands Perfect for Living the Luxury Life

If we were able to move from our chaotic lives to somewhere serene and beautiful, wouldn’t we take that chance? Have you pictured yourself living meters away from a beautiful ocean or having the chance to work at while watching the beautiful sunset? I know I did and it was something that made me wake up every morning striving for the better.

What if you were guaranteed the best of both worlds? If luxury and serenity go hand in hand, which places would be suitable for that?

Keeping all these questions in mind, we decided to put together a few islands that offer both luxury and peace of mind.

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1. Mauritius, Africa

For those who don’t know Mauritius, it’s a small island located along the coast of Africa. It was a small island which was formerly colonized by the French. Over the years their official languages became Creole , French, and Hindi. With a mixture of both European and Indian culture, you’ll find an extreme dynamic population there.

If you’re looking forward to continuing your career as well as to enjoy nature in a nurture-filled environment, then this is the perfect place. They also have amazing communities as well as a developed modernized culture. In the summer you can bask in the sun while taking a swim, and in winter you can enjoy the nature while sitting on your porch.

If you are worried about the cost, Mauritius is one of the islands with affordable living hence you needn’t worry about going broke after one day. You can live like a rock star on a student’s budget.

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2.Bali, Indonesia

Over the years Indonesia has been a popular venue for many tourists, due to its exquisite culture, history and love for meditation and Ayurvedic medicines. Indonesia is a country filled with amazing people and good food, which is why many expats have decided to move in that direction.

Bali is one of the most famous island destinations in Indonesia. Bali has always been the famous honeymoon destination, due to its beautiful island view and perfect calmness. Its popularity has also gained the attention of many expats who are looking to indulge towards a spiritual journey. Many who avert from a hustling life of marketing and entrepreneurship retreat there to explore their spirituality. Becoming yoga teachers and meditators, they managed to find the most important thing in life: peace.

Bali may be a little more expensive compared to other parts of Indonesia, but you will definitely be able to live a far more luxurious life compared to anywhere in Europe.

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3. Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Lanzarote is an island located along the South African Coast , a small island among the huge cluster of the Canary Islands. It’s one of the islands colonized by the Spanish people; hence. you’ll notice an intense influence of the Spanish culture, lifestyle, and character.

Lanzarote encompasses the classy aspect of the Spanish people. You can discover delicious wine and amazing food and at the same time keep the aspect of nature and seaside alive. You can easily walk down its streets for a swim as well as take a small walk towards the nature preserves.

Unlike the other islands, this island is quite expensive. But if you’re looking for a lifestyle full of glamour, this is the place .

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4. Santorini, Greece

Santorini, one of the most beautiful islands in the world, is located in the historic Greece. Greece has been the land of myths, culture, food and history throughout the century. We have heard the stories of Sparta and Zeus and seen the Greek culture and history seeping into a small part of our lives through movies and documentaries.

Santorini is an island that isn’t secluded from civilization but also allows you to unwind and let go of technology. If you’re aiming for a lifestyle of freedom and work this would be the perfect place. You can enjoy all the finest things of life while staying humble and down to earth. The people are known for their kind smiles as well as open-mindedness, so adapting wouldn’t be an issue for you.

Soon enough you’ll be saying “Ella” and “Opah” to every word. Living there is quite reasonable so you needn’t worry about lifestyle being too expensive.

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If you’re looking to escape, these places will provide you the safe haven of escape from a lifestyle filled with hassle . Be prepared to welcome calmness with open hands.

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Last Updated on November 18, 2021

10 Proven Ways to Judge a Person’s Character

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10 Proven Ways to Judge a Person’s Character

We all fall into the trap of judging a person’s character by their appearance. How wrong we are! All too often, the real character of the person only appears when some negative event hits them or you. Then you may see a toxic person emerging from the ruins and it is often a shock.

A truly frightening example is revealed in the book by O’Toole in Bowman called Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Instincts Betray Us. A perfectly respectable, charming, well dressed neighbor was found to have installed a torture chamber in his garage where he was systematically abusing kidnapped women. This is an extreme example, but it does show how we can be totally deceived by a person’s physical appearance, manners and behavior.

So, what can you do? You want to be able to assess personal qualities when you come into contact with colleagues, fresh acquaintances and new friends who might even become lifelong partners. You want to know if they are:

  • honest
  • reliable
  • competent
  • kind and compassionate
  • capable of taking the blame
  • able to persevere
  • modest and humble
  • pacific and can control anger.

The secret is to reserve judgment and take your time. Observe them in certain situations; look at how they react. Listen to them talking, joking, laughing, explaining, complaining, blaming, praising, ranting, and preaching. Only then will you be able to judge their character. This is not foolproof, but if you follow the 10 ways below, you have a pretty good chance of not ending up in an abusive relationship.

1. Is anger a frequent occurrence?

All too often, angry reactions which may seem to be excessive are a sign that there are underlying issues. Do not think that every person who just snaps and throws his/her weight around mentally and physically is just reacting normally. Everyone has an occasional angry outburst when driving or when things go pear-shaped.

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But if this is almost a daily occurrence, then you need to discover why and maybe avoid that person. Too often, anger will escalate to violent and aggressive behavior. You do not want to be near someone who thinks violence can solve personal or global problems.

2. Can you witness acts of kindness?

How often do you see this person being kind and considerate? Do they give money to beggars, donate to charity, do voluntary work or in some simple way show that they are willing to share the planet with about 7 billion other people?

I was shocked when a guest of mine never showed any kindness to the weak and disadvantaged people in our town. She was ostensibly a religious person, but I began to doubt the sincerity of her beliefs.

“The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.”

Abigail Van Buren

3. How does this person take the blame?

Maybe you know that s/he is responsible for a screw-up in the office or even in not turning up on time for a date. Look at their reaction. If they start blaming other colleagues or the traffic, well, this is an indication that they are not willing to take responsibility for their mistakes.

4. Don’t use Facebook as an indicator.

You will be relieved to know that graphology (the study of that forgotten skill of handwriting) is no longer considered a reliable test of a person’s character. Neither is Facebook stalking, fortunately. A study showed that Facebook use of foul language, sexual innuendo and gossip were not reliable indicators of a candidate’s character or future performance in the workplace.

5. Read their emails.

Now a much better idea is to read the person’s emails. Studies show that the use of the following can indicate certain personality traits:

  • Too many exclamation points may reveal a sunny disposition
  • Frequent errors may indicate apathy
  • Use of smileys is the only way a person can smile at you
  • Use of the third person may reveal a certain formality
  • Too many question marks can show anger
  • Overuse of capital letters is regarded as shouting. They are a definite no-no in netiquette, yet a surprising number of  people still use them.

6. Watch out for the show offs.

Listen to people as they talk. How often do they mention their achievements, promotions, awards and successes? If this happens a lot, it is a sure indication that this person has an over-inflated view of his/her achievements. They are unlikely to be modest or show humility. What a pity!  Another person to avoid.

7. Look for evidence of perseverance.

A powerful indicator of grit and tenacity is when a person persists and never gives up when they really want to achieve a life goal. Look for evidence of them keeping going in spite of enormous difficulties.

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Great achievements by scientists and inventors all bear the hallmark of perseverance. We only have to think of Einstein, Edison (who failed thousands of times) and Nelson Mandela to get inspiration. The US Department of Education is in no doubt about how grit, tenacity and perseverance will be key success factors for youth in the 21st century.

8. Their empathy score is high.

Listen to how they talk about the less fortunate members of our society such as the poor, immigrants and the disabled. Do you notice that they talk in a compassionate way about these people? The fact that they even mention them is a strong indicator of empathy.

People with zero empathy will never talk about the disadvantaged. They will rarely ask you a question about a difficult time or relationship. They will usually steer the conversation back to themselves. These people have zero empathy and in extreme cases, they are psychopaths who never show any feelings towards their victims.

9. Learn how to be socially interactive.

We are social animals and this is what makes us so uniquely human. If a person is isolated or a loner, this may be a negative indicator of their character. You want to meet a person who knows about trust, honesty and loyalty. The only way to practice these great qualities is to actually interact socially. The great advantage is that you can share problems and celebrate success and joy together.

“One can acquire everything in solitude, except character.”

Stendhal

 10. Avoid toxic people.

These people are trying to control others and often are failing to come to terms with their own failures. Typical behavior and conversations may concern:

  • Envy or jealousy
  • Criticism of partners, colleagues and friends
  • Complaining about their own lack of success
  • Blaming others for their own bad luck or failure
  • Obsession with themselves and their problems

Listen to these people talk and you will quickly discover that you need to avoid them at all costs because their negativity will drag you down. In addition, as much as you would like to help them, you are not qualified to do so.

Now, having looked at some of the best ways to judge a person, what about yourself? How do others see you? Why not take Dr. Phil’s quiz and find out. Can you bear it?

Featured photo credit: Jacek Dylag via unsplash.com

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