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The Ripple Effect of Being a Gentleman 3 Tips for Changing Society by Juan Sepúlveda If you found the Gentlemen's Brotherhood, perhaps you agree with me that manners are not as common as they once were. And if you're a man of action, maybe you want to see change happen in society. But, where do you even start? If you really want to make a change in society, what can you do? I like to think of change in society as the ripples effect of throwing a stone in a pond. The ripples begin just as a single point, but...

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The Warrior in The Garden 2 What a warrior needs to know within and without. by Alberto Mella A man was running late to a very important business meeting when his car stalled. He couldn’t believe his luck! This appointment with a top business executive was going to change his life and his car decides to do this! While standing, looking befuddled at his car’s engine compartment, another man walks by, stops, and looks at the engine. After a few seconds of looking around the engine, he tells the owner of the vehicle that he can fix the car “right...

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Having the difficult conversations Can we act as gentlemen while discussing volatile subjects like religion and politics? I recently attended a Podcast & Blog Industry meetup, about three and a half hours away from my hometown. My friend and colleague Bryan Orr, from Podcast Movement Sessions, offered to drive us there. During our drive, we engaged in deep conversations dealing with subjects as sensitive as politics, religion, and racism. Needless to say, we didn't agree on all aspects of these topics, but nevertheless, we engaged in those discussions in a civil and courteous manner. Never did we ever allow our...

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Alone by Alberto Mella Humans are a very powerful race. While other species face extinction we thrive. Damage to our planet and exaggerated consumption of resources notwithstanding, we make it happen. I live in Florida and enjoy doing local tourism and I can only stand in awe at what natives did to survive. And as much as I despise the callousness with which the colonialist exterminated the local population I am also awed at how they survived and established colonies that were the building blocks to the society in which we now live. It is impressive what a group of...

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by Juan Sepulveda Yesterday, I visited a popular retailer to pick up a few items. After paying for my selections, I realized that I had a rather long drive home and should visit the restroom before leaving. I didn't want to bring my items into the restroom, so I approached one of the employees behind a cash register and asked "may I leave this here while I go to the restroom?" With an unpleasant tone, his reply was "Ok, but I am not responsible if someone takes something from it". I wasn't about to engage in a discussion with this...

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