I recently heard the story of a young high school-age girl. She had money, popularity, and intelligence, and was bound for success. Before she graduated, she visited Uganda and witnessed the heartbreaking devastation of a corrupt, poor culture and its broken people. Instead of just feeling sorry for them and going back to her life […]
Ever told someone that what he was doing was wrong, only to find yourself in the midst of a major conflict shortly thereafter? You were simply trying to rectify a situation, but you find yourself wishing you had said nothing.
Ever heard the saying, “Flattery will get you nowhere.”? I think whoever wrote that aphorism was likely thinking of the long term effects of flattery. In the short term, flattery can give some advantage…sometimes. There is a kind of guy who loves to flatter. He will take any and every opportunity to sugar-coat his words […]
Ernest Hemingway published one of his best known works of fiction, The Sun Also Rises, in 1926. The novel received mixed reviews early on, but has since come to be considered Hemingway’s greatest work. The novel concerns thematic elements such as love, jealousy, sexuality, masculinity, femininity, and meaningfulness, and creates a powerful comment on the […]