BPR Quote of the Day: Being Hopeful

“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…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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2 Responses to BPR Quote of the Day: Being Hopeful

  1. Zinn was a great historian, but the quote you chose is a bunch of pap. Marvelous victory my ars! Reminds me of the pap behibnd the pulpit and Freud who said religion was an opiate.

    • Such a cynic you are, Gary 🙂 Here I was trying to find something positive to say amidst the pessimism I normally put out. Can’t please all of the people all the time…….

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