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I felt 'it' 
Monday January 3rd, 2005 3:36
Ohta Kouzou
There are moments in your life where you are simply struck by the magnitude of the situation, and you just feel an indescribable something deep inside yourself. I felt it at the death of each of my grandfathers, I felt it on September 11th, I felt it when we went into shootouts in the finals of the NDG soccer league, I've felt it at numerous times in my life, and I felt it again tonight. Four Canadian debaters are in Kuala Lumpur right now, preparing to debate in the final round of the 2005 World Debating Championships (not the official name). I don't know these 4 that well, I've simply seen them debate, and in some cases debated them. I've seen them be beat, and I've seen them win. I will probably never have the skill to reach the level these debaters have reached, but having these great people reach the Finals makes me realize that here in Canada I'm debating some of the greatest young minds in the world. Making the final round in debating takes a certain measure of luck, but the fact that half of the final round will be Canadian, to me, validates my work and devotion to this activity. The fact I felt 'it' when I read about this accomplishment, makes me realize the place debating has taken in my life. Now, in this two thousandth and fifth year of our lord Jesus Christ (just being dramatic), I have something to point to when people ask about my commitment to debating.
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