I'm working on definition essays. As I read a couple of sentences, I came up with a question. I'll appreciate your help:
"Two years ago, I read a story which revolved around the life of a spoiled family "--> Wouldn't it be more appropiate to use the present tense for "revolve around"?, as the story's plot was and still IS the same
Another example: "She said: 'I became a teacher because I want to change the world.' That got me thinking about what being a teacher really meant." -->Shouldn't the writer've said "means"??