LIVE IN DEFIANCE of all that is bad around us

212 DEGREES OF HOPE
The BELIEF that one’s desires may be obtained.
A focused thought,
A positive feeling that something desirable is possible.
OPTIMISM + DESIRE + COURAGE = HOPE




"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
American Professor, Author and Social Activist
A People’ History of the United States


Postscript: In the not-to-distanct past, MUSEologies posted the above quote. It is SO GOOD and SO RELEVANT that it bears repeating…again and again.

1 comment:

cheryl @ mandala oasis said...

Dearest Museologist...
I'm so glad to have found my way back to your blog; and this post is just what I needed to hear...and implement. Thank you for steering me back on track...

love..peace..and light...
Cheryl