GoForThisWorld offers:

Fundamental tidbits for getting the most from this world by the use of one's intellect.

Some poetic expressions that capture a love for this world:

  • God said: "Take what you want and pay for it." (
    Spanish proverb
    )
  • And the world began when I was born and the world is mine to win. (
    The Westerner
    by Badger Clark)
  • So this is it ... it is what it is ... it is up to me to make the most of it.

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 17, 2009 (mp3)

intransigent adjective

: characterized by refusal to compromise or to abandon an extreme position or attitude : uncompromising

Example

Ms. Baxter was intransigent about her most famous rule: no gum or candy in her classroom unless you'd brought enough to share with everybody.

Did you know?

English speakers borrowed "intransigent" in the 19th century from Spanish "intransigente" ("uncompromising"), itself a combination of the familiar prefix "in-" ("not") and "transigente" ("willing to compromise"). "Transigente" comes from the Spanish verb "transigir" ("to compromise"), which in turn comes from Latin "transigere" ("to come to an agreement"). The French have a similar verb, "transiger," which also means "to compromise." You may wonder if the word "transigent" exists in English, and the answer is "not really." It has seen occasional use, but it is not well established. There is, however, one other common English word that traces from Latin "transigere": "transact," meaning "to conduct (business)."

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