Definition of Guts

Friday October 28th marked a special occasion for the country of Greece: 76 years ago the Greek Prime Minister, Ioannis Metaxas, changed the course of World War Two.

In response to the Italian Ambassador’s demand of Greece’s unconditional surrender to Italian forces, PM Metaxas responded with a single word: “Oxi”(No).

That, my friends, is how you should describe guts. Of course, it then created some of the greatest loss of Greek life since the Persian and Ottoman invasions but that’s beside the point. If anyone asks me again, why I’m so damn stubborn, I can say it’s in my DNA.