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These 30 Amazing Photos Will Remind You How Beautiful the World Is

These 30 Amazing Photos Will Remind You How Beautiful the World Is

Everyone has a bad day now and then. On these days it seems as if everything is sad and meaningless. What you need to remember is that it’s okay to feel sad, but that doesn’t mean that all hope should be lost. It’s a large world out there, and nothing is more beautiful than the overwhelming nature of our earth and its sky. Have a look at these beautiful photos of our breathtaking home planet. Maybe problems aren’t so big after all.

A Sunset over Mountains

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    The world is abundant with things that can be seen, heard, touched and tasted, but it is also rich in things that can only be felt in the heart.

    Blue Beauty

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      Feeling blue? When blue is this spectacular, maybe it’s not such a bad thing,

      The maginificent Polar Light

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        Photo: Tommy Eliassen

        The smallest actions give way to some of the biggest reactions. It’s the little things that matter.

        Light breaks even through the cloudiest Sky

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          Have you ever seen the sky looking like this? Well keep looking, something spectacular could be just within your reach.

          A Sun Red as Blood

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            It is easy to feel overwhelmed in such a large, complex world, but the reward is worth the struggle.

            There is always Light

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              Don’t let dark thoughts cloud your vision. Look beyond and you might find something beautiful.

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              Blue and Red

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                It’s okay to feel sad now and then. Life wouldn’t be worthwhile without a challenge.

                The Endlessness of Nature

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                  Cast your troubles towards the sky, it may leave beauty and peace below.

                  The Silhouettes of the Mountains

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                    Tranquility is an underrated concept. Try being alone every once in a while, clear your thoughts.

                    A Dark Forest is full of Wonder

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                      Keep your head up. Sometimes what is above you holds much more happiness than what is below.

                      The Tranquility of calm Water

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                        Sometimes, a little patience, agitation and confusion can give way to clarity.

                        It’s A Colourful World

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                          If you’re looking for a solution to your problems, try not look so desperately, you might miss it along the way.

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                          The Beautiful Sea

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                            Things in life happen for a reason. Maybe it’s better to leave life just the way it is.

                            There’s no Rainbow without Rain

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                              At the end of every storm, we can find one of these. Even the ugliest events can give way to the most magnificent rewards.

                              Pure Harmony

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                                Life’s problems are endless, but so are the possibilities. Maybe that’s another way to look at things.

                                A Colourful Masterpiece

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                                  There are no limits on your horizon. No matter who you are, how old you are or where you are, you are capable of anything if you give yourself the chance.

                                  In Clear Water we see the Sky

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                                    Take the time to explore. Like a hidden shape in the clouds, you’ll never know what you’ll find.

                                    Nature is the most talented Artist

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                                      It is important to remember that nothing worthwhile comes easy, so make sure you go the distance.

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                                      Isn’t the Earth simply Amazing?

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                                        Take the time to reflect on your day, count your blessings, the world is big and full of surprises. Maybe you missed something.

                                        Even the coldest of Places know Hope

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                                          There is inspiration all around you, everywhere in this huge, magnificent world.

                                          Take a Walk through Green Nature

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                                            Good things come when they’re least expected, remember never to lose faith.

                                            A Bird enjoying the Sunset

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                                              It’s easy to feel small and alone in such a big, scary world, but it just means that you have more space to grow.

                                              There are no Colours without Light

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                                                Privilege without responsibility always equals corruption. As always, nothing worthwhile is ever easy.

                                                Even Clouds Are Beautiful

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                                                  Things can sometimes move a little too fast, and it can be suffocating. Nothing beats the feeling of breaking free. It just takes a bit of courage.

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                                                  We find all sorts of Shapes in our beautiful World

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                                                    The secret to youth and prosperity is the unrelenting desire to learn. Whenever you’re feeling down, go find out something you’ve never known before. It might help to remind you how little of this world you’ve experienced.

                                                    The Silhouettes of Trees

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                                                      Sadness is temporary, as is every emotion. So don’t worry, the sun will come out again eventually.

                                                      Only through Darkness do we appreciate Light

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                                                        Within you is a soul bursting with ambition. The world is your oyster, so it’s never too late to do something amazing.

                                                        We live at the most Amazing Place

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                                                          Every town, city, country and continent on this world shares the same sky. Imagine how big that makes it.

                                                          Above the Clouds

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                                                            The world is infinite, and stretches beyond the reach of your imagination. You are one tiny stitch in the fabric of life, but you are here for a purpose. Don’t let sadness stop you and make your life worthwhile.

                                                            Beauty is Everywhere

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                                                              Mahatma Gandhi once said:

                                                              “The world is big enough to satisfy everyone’s needs, but will always be too small to satisfy everyone’s greed.”

                                                              So remember, it’s a large world for reasons that matter.

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                                                              Easily Misunderstood by Others? 6 Barriers You Should Overcome to Make Communication Less Frustrating

                                                              Easily Misunderstood by Others? 6 Barriers You Should Overcome to Make Communication Less Frustrating

                                                              How often have you said something simple, only to have the person who you said this to misunderstand it or twist the meaning completely around? Nodding your head in affirmative? Then this means that you are being unclear in your communication.

                                                              Communication should be simple, right? It’s all about two people or more talking and explaining something to the other. The problem lies in the talking itself, somehow we end up being unclear, and our words, attitude or even the way of talking becomes a barrier in communication, most of the times unknowingly. We give you six common barriers to communication, and how to get past them; for you to actually say what you mean, and or the other person to understand it as well…

                                                              The 6 Walls You Need to Break Down to Make Communication Effective

                                                              Think about it this way, a simple phrase like “what do you mean” can be said in many different ways and each different way would end up “communicating” something else entirely. Scream it at the other person, and the perception would be anger. Whisper this is someone’s ear and others may take it as if you were plotting something. Say it in another language, and no one gets what you mean at all, if they don’t speak it… This is what we mean when we say that talking or saying something that’s clear in your head, many not mean that you have successfully communicated it across to your intended audience – thus what you say and how, where and why you said it – at times become barriers to communication.[1]

                                                              Perceptual Barrier

                                                              The moment you say something in a confrontational, sarcastic, angry or emotional tone, you have set up perceptual barriers to communication. The other person or people to whom you are trying to communicate your point get the message that you are disinterested in what you are saying and sort of turn a deaf ear. In effect, you are yelling your point across to person who might as well be deaf![2]

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                                                              The problem: When you have a tone that’s not particularly positive, a body language that denotes your own disinterest in the situation and let your own stereotypes and misgivings enter the conversation via the way you talk and gesture, the other person perceives what you saying an entirely different manner than say if you said the same while smiling and catching their gaze.

                                                              The solution: Start the conversation on a positive note, and don’t let what you think color your tone, gestures of body language. Maintain eye contact with your audience, and smile openly and wholeheartedly…

                                                              Attitudinal Barrier

                                                              Some people, if you would excuse the language, are simply badass and in general are unable to form relationships or even a common point of communication with others, due to their habit of thinking to highly or too lowly of them. They basically have an attitude problem – since they hold themselves in high esteem, they are unable to form genuine lines of communication with anyone. The same is true if they think too little of themselves as well.[3]

                                                              The problem: If anyone at work, or even in your family, tends to roam around with a superior air – anything they say is likely to be taken by you and the others with a pinch, or even a bag of salt. Simply because whenever they talk, the first thing to come out of it is their condescending attitude. And in case there’s someone with an inferiority complex, their incessant self-pity forms barriers to communication.

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                                                              The solution: Use simple words and an encouraging smile to communicate effectively – and stick to constructive criticism, and not criticism because you are a perfectionist. If you see someone doing a good job, let them know, and disregard the thought that you could have done it better. It’s their job so measure them by industry standards and not your own.

                                                              Language Barrier

                                                              This is perhaps the commonest and the most inadvertent of barriers to communication. Using big words, too much of technical jargon or even using just the wrong language at the incorrect or inopportune time can lead to a loss or misinterpretation of communication. It may have sounded right in your head and to your ears as well, but if sounded gobbledygook to the others, the purpose is lost.

                                                              The problem: Say you are trying to explain a process to the newbies and end up using every technical word and industry jargon that you knew – your communication has failed if the newbie understood zilch. You have to, without sounding patronizing, explain things to someone in the simplest language they understand instead of the most complex that you do.

                                                              The solution: Simplify things for the other person to understand you, and understand it well. Think about it this way: if you are trying to explain something scientific to a child, you tone it down to their thinking capacity, without “dumbing” anything down in the process.[4]

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                                                              Emotional Barrier

                                                              Sometimes, we hesitate in opening our mouths, for fear of putting our foot in it! Other times, our emotional state is so fragile that we keep it and our lips zipped tightly together lest we explode. This is the time that our emotions become barriers to communication.[5]

                                                              The problem: Say you had a fight at home and are on a slow boil, muttering, in your head, about the injustice of it all. At this time, you have to give someone a dressing down over their work performance. You are likely to transfer at least part of your angst to the conversation then, and talk about unfairness in general, leaving the other person stymied about what you actually meant!

                                                              The solution: Remove your emotions and feelings to a personal space, and talk to the other person as you normally would. Treat any phobias or fears that you have and nip them in the bud so that they don’t become a problem. And remember, no one is perfect.

                                                              Cultural Barrier

                                                              Sometimes, being in an ever-shrinking world means that inadvertently, rules can make cultures clash and cultural clashes can turn into barriers to communication. The idea is to make your point across without hurting anyone’s cultural or religious sentiments.

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                                                              The problem: There are so many ways culture clashes can happen during communication and with cultural clashes; it’s not always about ethnicity. A non-smoker may have problems with smokers taking breaks; an older boss may have issues with younger staff using the Internet too much.

                                                              The solution: Communicate only what is necessary to get the point across – and eave your personal sentiments or feelings out of it. Try to be accommodative of the other’s viewpoint, and in case you still need to work it out, do it one to one, to avoid making a spectacle of the other person’s beliefs.[6]

                                                              Gender Barrier

                                                              Finally, it’s about Men from Mars and Women from Venus. Sometimes, men don’t understand women and women don’t get men – and this gender gap throws barriers in communication. Women tend to take conflict to their graves, literally, while men can move on instantly. Women rely on intuition, men on logic – so inherently, gender becomes a big block in successful communication.[7]

                                                              The problem: A male boss may inadvertently rub his female subordinates the wrong way with anti-feminism innuendoes, or even have problems with women taking too many family leaves. Similarly, women sometimes let their emotions get the better of them, something a male audience can’t relate to.

                                                              The solution: Talk to people like people – don’t think or classify them into genders and then talk accordingly. Don’t make comments or innuendos that are gender biased – you don’t have to come across as an MCP or as a bra-burning feminist either. Keep gender out of it.

                                                              And remember, the key to successful communication is simply being open, making eye contact and smiling intermittently. The battle is usually half won when you say what you mean in simple, straightforward words and keep your emotions out of it.

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