Students’ qualms about receiving everything without effort express our intuitive understanding that working for things we desire can be part of the pleasure of obtaining them. Just as climbing the mountain may be the major part of the fun, and simply being boosted to the top by a genie would be much less rewarding, much in life might be more meaningful and rewarding because of the efforts needed to obtain it. Not only will the eventual reward be more exciting, but the activities needed to gain the reward can themselves be very rewarding. The former justice of the United States Supreme Court Benjamin Cardozo expressed this well: “In the end the great truth will have been learned: that the quest is greater than what is sought, the effort finer than the prize (or, rather, that the effort is the prize), the victory cheap and hollow were it not for the rigor of the game.” The renowned justice went beyond saying that the goal-seeking activities enhance the final reward; he claimed that these activities are in fact the prize itself!
Bill , Billie , Billy (#809 FROM RECENT DATA) , Bo (#616) , Guillermo (#660) , Liam (#2) , Wiley (#1321) , Wilhelm , Wilkie , Will (#834) , Willard , Willem , Williams , Willie (#775) , Willis (#1985) , Willy , Wilmer (#1575) , Wilmot and Wilson (#620) are the prominent related forms of William (#5) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of William was more pronounced during 1900-1909 (ADOPTION OF %) and is now significantly diminished (ADOPTION %, ▼ 73%) , with versions like William becoming less fashionable. Bo and Liam are two of the more fashionable baby names in this compilation.