The REAL Patch Adams: One Of The Greatest Activists In History

Aschwin van Loon
Daily Life, Funny Stories, Humour, Patients, Way of Life


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I remember the first time I saw the movie Patch Adams, starring the late great comedian Robin Williams. It moved me to tears, not just because it was such a powerful film that addressed a major issue plaguing our world (the shameful state of health “care”), but also because I knew that what I was witnessing was actually based on a true story.
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Can’t Dutch This — Why The Dutch Are So Good At English

Aschwin van Loon
Daily Life, Funny Stories, Way of Life


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They’re overwhelmingly tall. They ride their bikes everywhere (without helmets). They’ve conquered sea level. And now, they’re ranked #1 in English. In the most recent EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) ranking, the Netherlands came in 1st out of 72 countries in English skills. 90 percent of respondents in the Netherlands claim to know English. It can’t just be their astoundingly liberal policies about weed that put Dutch so high in the rankings. These results beg the question: Why are the Dutch so damn good at English?
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How I became a nurse

Aschwin van Loon
Daily Life, Way of Life


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To be a nurse you have to get educated for a few years. In The Netherlands, were I live, that’s 4 years of education either at full time at school or as an employee in a hospital with avery month 2 days of school.
For me it was being an employee for 2 years in one hospital and another 3 years in a different hospital.
In The Netherlands if you are an employee you have first to do a 9 month teaching program to learn the basics and after that you do several internships at different wards in the hospital you work for.

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