Character and Culture through Pain, Awaken to Peace

(or "No gain without pain") is an exercise motto that promises greater value rewards for the price of hard and even painful work. Under this conception competitive professionals such as athletes and artists are required to endure pain and pressure to achieve professional excellence. It came into prominence after 1982 when actress Jane Fonda began to produce a series of aerobics workout videos. In these videos, Fonda would use "No pain, no gain" and "Feel the burn" as catchphrases for the … [Read more...]

Michelle Bachelet: 'WOMEN,WAR & PEACE' at Phyllis Kossoff Annual Lecture

         Speech delivered by Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet  during the Phyllis Kossoff Annual Lecture held at Hunter College, New York, on 3 March 2011      "Thank you, President Raab, for extending such a warm welcome. I am honored to have been invited by Hunter College to deliver the Phyllis Kossoff Lecture for 2011.It is a particular pleasure to address you here in the home of one of the 20th Century’s great campaigners for human rights, one of … [Read more...]

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