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Learning from the past about learning from the past

But how often does the lesson actually “take”? 痛定思痛tsuu.tei.shi.tsuu Literally: pain – determine – think – pain Alternately: Remembering pain after one has recovered from it. By extension, looking back on something negative in the past (including e.g. one’s mistakes … Continue reading

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The other big one is wearing socks on hardwood floors

生兵法は大怪我の基 (Namabyouhou wa ookega no moto; “Green soldiering leads to great harm”) Definition: To do things with an incomplete or half-baked set of knowledge or skills is to invite failure. “A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep.” Going … Continue reading

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