As a young concentration camp survivor, Viktor Frankl came to the point of view that purpose in life is essential to life — not just to any life, but to surviving hardship. If you can figure out a reason to be here, that reason will help keep you here despite earthquakes, demogogues or viruses.
Along the same lines, there are two quotes from a remarkable writer in which you might find both pleasure and inspiration:
“When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.” “If you want to catch beasts you don’t see every day, You have to go places quite out of the way.”
Both statements are attributed to Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss. Dr, Seuss also showed us how the “out-of-the-way places” could be on the written page and accessed without leaving a comfortable chair.
Yes, Robert Fulghum was right. Everything we really need to know we actually did learn in kindergarten. We just may not have appreciated those truths at the time.
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