Opportunity | The Warrior in the Garden 5
Making Success Inevitable by Alberto Mella In the late ’90s, to bring the Olympic spirit to developing nations, the Olympic Committee decided to allow a small number of athletes from those nations to participate in the Games, by giving out what they called “wild card” entries. These “athletes” did not have to go through any qualifying rounds in order to compete, as a consequence some arrived woefully unprepared. One such athlete was a swimmer from Equatorial Guinea named Eric Moussambani. When the call for athletes went out he was the only person to turn up to represent his country in...
Waiting for the Quench
Sickened by Ingratitude
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...
We are perfected through friction
"A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials." -Seneca
Grammar Tips | Is it "Would of" or "Would have"?
While reading through social media posts or comments, we often find the use of "would 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 example that I have seen written online:...