Humanity 

I am just sharing a thought provoking quote that I came across today.

 To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is
based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty,
but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to
emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see
only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember
those times and places — and there are so many — where people have
behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least
the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different
direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to
wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite
succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should
live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous
victory.       
  –Howard Zinn

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4 thoughts on “Humanity ”

  1. Wow I need to change my perspective. I want to be able to see the good and bad in the world and be able to dissect my thoughts and feelings on both good and bad issues. If I can do his with a balance, I’ll be a better agent for change. I’d like to think.

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