Nov 112008

I’ve always held a quote from Anne Frank very close to my heart.  “In spite of everything, I still believe people are good at heart.”  This came from a girl who hid for years from the Nazi’s only to end up dying in a Concentration Camp.  I read something else today from a person in a similar situation.

You only live once. Let’s keep trucking. If we don’t do that, who’s going to do it for us? We have to be happy. Why hate?  The world is full of hate, and yet they don’t know what they want.

The man who said this was a Prisoner of War in a Nazi slave camp, who saw hundreds of his comrades die and who was told by his own government that he was not allowed to talk about his experiences when he came home.  You can read the full story here.

People like them give me hope for the world.  If they can hold on to goodness and hope when they’ve been through atrocities that I’ll never come close to experiencing I certainly can.

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