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The year 2020 seems to be a trial by fire for the human race. But when you think about it, there are some amazing processes of craftsmanship that use a trial by fire to purify and transform their creation. On this article, our friend Alberto Mella explores this very transformation. Are you ready for the Quench?

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The Emotional and Physical Effects of Being Thankful by Juan Sepúlveda Imagine this: You are approaching the door of a business and notice that someone is walking in close proximity behind you. You recognize that they are going to enter the establishment as well; therefore, you politely hold open the door to let them in before you. Now, imagine that as the people are entering the building they don't say "thank you" or even acknowledge your kind gesture. How would that make you feel? I would venture to say that the rude behavior from that person walking into the building...

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"A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials." -Seneca

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Is it "Would of" or "Would have"? While reading through social media posts or comments, we often find the use of "wold of" instead of "would've". As you know, a gentleman makes a continued effort to improve his vocabulary and grammar. Some people will write "would of" instead of "would've", which is a contraction of "would have". Another example is the use of "Could of" instead of "Could've". I understand how it can be easily misused because in spoken language they sound virtually identical; However, paying close attention reveals that only one of these variations is correct. Here is an...

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The Gentleman Spectrum: Perfect Jackass - Perfect Gentleman by Juan Sepulveda In his 1919 book, The Perfect Gentleman, Ralph Bergengren describes what I call the Gentleman Spectrum. He writes "the Perfect Gentleman...is a high ideal of human behavior, although, in the narrower but honest admiration of many, he is also a Perfect Ass". I think we all lie somewhere within that spectrum of Perfect Gentlemen to Perfect Ass and fluctuate within it based on our behavior. When I made the decision to start The Gentlemen's Brotherhood, I didn't do it because I saw myself as a perfect gentleman ready to...

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