“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do” (Eleanor Roosevelt). Viktor Frankl’s book, Man’s Search for Meaning, describes that his core meaning in life is to help others find meaning in theirs.⁵ A truly noble, humble, selfless, and splendid goal indeed. We can succeed as individuals and as a human race through not giving up persistent hope, purpose, and faith, both in ourselves and in the people surrounding us. Courage and resilience ignited from hope, purpose, and faith produces fuel to press on through any horror life throws at us.

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