Comradeship and the horrors of war
In comradeship is danger countered best.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Paul sits in the trench next to the French soldier that he just killed. It seems like hours since the Frenchman jumped into his trench. He’s been waiting for hours for the sun to go down, so he may rejoin his comrades without being shot by the opposing side. Those hours were torture. He couldn’t shake the sick feeling he felt from the man’s moans and gurgles. The sun finally set and Paul made his move. He can’t find the right trench. He questions all of his moves until he hears the voices of his comrades. They give him the hope he needs in a horrible time. In this scene from the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, captures the horror of war and comradeship. Paul's struggles with keeping his humanity while going through these horrible things, but the friendship and comradery of his fellow soldiers helps him remain human.
In this episode of 4th and goal, Luke, Timmy, Miles, and Lyle make their final mock draft just one day before the draft.
Not what I originally thought
Don't judge too quickly, sometimes perfection is beyond the perception.
Don’t judge something without giving it a chance. My experience reading the first six chapters of All Quiet on the Western Front is a great example of this. After reading one chapter, I immediately judged it and thought it was a bad and boring book, when that hasn’t been the case. All Quiet on the Western Front has gotten better and better as the story has developed, and I realized that what I first thought was wrong.
Listen and Learn
Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.
I live a very privileged life. I live in Concord; I go to a great private school, and I am white. I don’t have to deal with most of the challenges that other people have to deal with. My family never once had to worry about being pulled over by a police officer for an unnecessary reason, while many black people have to worry about this every time they hop into their car. We need to try and put ourselves in their shoes, so we can understand what they go through, so we can come together.
The National Championship Game tonight between Baylor and Gonzaga is the final college basketball game of the year. Baylor and Gonzaga are the top 2 seeds in the tournament and this game is what most predicted to be the final, but it will definitely be an exciting game.
I know I said that the Celtics should trade Kemba Walker in an earlier blog post, but I will say, I was wrong. The Celtics should not trade Kemba Walker.
Timmy, Lyle, Miles, Luke and JP play a NFL would you rather game.