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April 14, 1997

This week, we are presenting a story written by John Rogers, from the Greater Toronto area. John is presently taking part in the Beat the Street Program of Frontier College, since a little over a year ago. He was homeless for a number of years previous to that. John is very creative and thoughtful, and he is an extremely hard worker. He has published his memoirs, in a book entitled "My Life Under a Rock", and is presently working on a second book.

Tolerance

by John Rogers

Tolerance is something some people have or don't have. There are two kinds of people; they are achievers and quitters. Achievers have strong endurance and long tolerance. They can endure through hardships and can tolerate through pressure. Achievers can concentrate and focus on what they are doing in any environment.

Quitters have weak endurance and short tolerance. They can't endure through hardships and tolerate through pressure. Quitters can't concentrate and focus on what they are doing in any environment.

[This story is an excerpt from Mercury's Diary - Writings from Beat the Street, p.5, a program of Frontier College.]

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