Humans are “poisoned” with a soul

“Humans are poisoned with a soul”, a friend of mine said recently (Fulco Helmig), referring to the majority of humanity cringing to religion as a way to find peace within themselves. Our souls fight continuously with our bodies. They should be one, body and soul, but instead, because we lack the ability to keep the balance between them, they are in a constant guerrilla fight. And so my friend came to a sad but true conclusion: “Everything great is built upon sorrow.” In the back of my head I know he is right, but still the optimistic little devil inside…

The Dutch weather – is it really that bad?

If anyone asks about how life is in the Netherlands, I always say it’s a really nice place to live in. All the green areas, which are constantly taken care of, the always-green grass, the variety of trees, the clean air, the bike lanes, the smiling people…Almost everywhere you look there is a patch of grass or some flowers, because having green areas means having cleaner air and cleaner streets. Nevertheless, Dutch people always complain about the weather:”last year we haven’t seen the sun all winter…” But that is not exactly true 🙂 The weather here moves so quickly from…