chains abcThe more I study history, the more difficult it becomes for me to take my personal dramas seriously.

Knowledge of the past is a counteracting element for the malady of self-pity.

Wherever there have been human beings, there has been adversity. And wherever there has been adversity, human beings have exercised the courage, self-determination, and persistence to overcome it.

When the people of the future study the people of the present, I hope they find the attitudes and accomplishments of our era to be consistent with that theme.

I hope they see in us another generation who refused to be defined by the trials and tribulations of its time.

5 thoughts on “History

    1. Wow! This is the real deal, Susan. Great TED Talk! What a powerful story and what an inspiring lesson for all of us. I’m going to be sharing this. Thanks for sharing with me. Cheers 🙂

      1. YW and I thought you might like it – she turns the “disability” thing on its ear… 🙂 Would be grateful if you shared the link to the talk on my site thanks 🙂

  1. Loved the Aimee Mullins link. A modern day Helen Keller? No holding this
    woman back.

    So many inspirational people around us!

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