MLK Day

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“We are not the makers of history, we are made by history.”

Hey everyone! Happy Monday! Actually, Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Today, we celebrate the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., a chief spokesman for the nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement. He’s most well known for his “I Have a Dream” speech, but instead of writing about that speech (which I’m pretty sure your English teacher or History professors have made you do it at one point), I want to write about a less common quote by him.

“We are not the makers of history, we are made by history.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

What does this quote mean? Well, history is simply the past, but it’s a framework. It shows a societies mistakes and the progressions to lead to a new innovation for our society. Yes, we do make history in a sense, but our mistakes are what shape us in the present. Let me put it in terms of the theme of my blog. When you lose a fight, Oh well. Shake it off, and learn from your mistakes! Maybe you didn’t block quick enough, maybe you accidentally let your guard down, or you should’ve kicked instead of going in for a punch.

Another example: You’re not the same person that you are as you were in middle school vs high school, and switching from high school to college. You probably had some drama happen, like you’re gf/bf broke up with you, friends hated what you did at soccer practice, or you ruined a chance to get a date to prom. We learn from those experiences. Yes, technically we made that happen, but history all together shaped us to become who we are.

 

New Year, New Me

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Hey everyone! Wow..100 followers. Thank you guys! I apologize for not having time to blog in the past 3 months. Let me tell you…. I was one busy man. I had a regional conference in Charleston, South Carolina for my business fraternity, I was in another Greek fraternity (which I later resigned from), I started working a new job, then finals, school, and..you know what? No excuses.

To be honest, in the past few months, I haven’t even had the time to practice much. But, hey…New Year, New Me! I pretty much got lazy and last semester with everything, but this year is a whole new story. See, just recently I resigned from my Greek fraternity so I could dedicate more time to my business fraternity, Pi Sigma Epsilon.

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Yes, that’s them! Beautiful people, with bright futures, business majors, and just a lovely family of friends. This picture was actually taken at our regional conference back in November. Anyway, they have become my life. This semester, I was named Recruitment Chair and Production Assistant! So exciting right?! ¬†Additionally, I’m keeping myself busy by working a job as a professional fundraiser at Ruffalo Noel Levitz. It’s a pretty boring job, but I get paid to just talk on the phone so I guess it’s not too bad. Plus I’m keeping busy with taking 15 credit hours this semester.

So in conclusion, I’m going to be busy, but I will try my best to set aside time to talk to you guys! My plan is to blog at least once or twice a week. Plus, it keeps my martial arts studies sharp when I take a moment to review my path and reflect on what I’ve learned. Anyway, I’ll leave it at that tonight. Look forward to some new post this year, and new techniques, tutorials, and much more! I’ll try my best to keep this active! Thanks again for all the support, and keep on training!