Broken or strong?

“Life breaks us all and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”Ernest Hemingway

You know what they say… what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. But I suppose that what doesn’t kill you simply makes you wish it did. And then, if you somehow find enough inner strength to go on, builds you up.

The things is, all that matters is the power that resides within us. It’s the power to be in control, to handle everything life throws at you.

But remember: what you give power to has power over you.

So don’t give up your power, don’t let the world break you. Fight on, no matter what. And, besides, strength is just the ability to keep moving forward long after you thought you couldn’t go on.

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Interview with Mike Kuplevatsky

Q: First of all, tell us a little bit about yourself.

A: Well, my name is Mike Kuplevatsky but I legally go by Sylvio Kuplevatsky, as Mike was a nickname given to me. I’m currently 21 years old am pursuing some of my many interests. For example, for a short while, I had a keen interest in directing films and editing them. Shortly after that, I began investing my time in the fields of technology, business and psychology. I took online classes, went to events and got my foot in the door. I started to get noticed, but it wasn’t because of the knowledge I had. Knowledge isn’t hard to gain; the tools to utilize your knowledge in a smart and decisive manner is the hard part. Knowing why you’re do something is just as important as what you’re doing. I sacrificed a lot — more than most people my age are willing to sacrifice. I put everything on the line and I went out on a limb that could have easily broken many times. Outside of work, however, I enjoy many physical pursuits. Continue reading