I used to work at Alibaba, a Chinese and multinational technology conglomerate, for a few years. The founder of the company, Jack Ma, was somewhat of a legend. There was no cult of Jack Ma inside the company, but a high level of respect and appreciation. A lot of stories were passed from mouth to mouth about the ‘labors of Chief Ma,’ or Teacher Ma as we would call him back then. And one of the stories was about his socks…
Stress is good for your health if you believe it’s good for you.
character (noun) from Ancient Greek χαράσσω (kharássō, “I engrave”).
In life, every situation, every trouble, every reaction is an opportunity to make ourselves better.
In capoeira, every game, every class, every roda is an opportunity to refine our character. Refinement comes from the word fine, which means good or pleasant.