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In those days,
we finally chose to walk like giants & hold the world in arms grown strong with love - StoryPeople
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 (via feellng)

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fallingivy:

Why would you turn the princess into a swan though. Don’t you realize how terrifying swans are? Don’t you realize they can break your neck with their wings? Have you seen an angry swan? People have suffered severe injuries from swan attacks and you want to turn your captive princess into a bone-breaking rage machine? Are you sure of what you are doing, sir?

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