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01/20/2012

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arupa Freeman

Good essay, Liz, and so true. Early on I read a statement by, I think, Victor Maslow, who survived a concentration camp. He said the only thing we can really control in this life is the attitude we take to what happens to us. That advice has done well for me. arupa

Deborah

Liz, this is a lovely way of recounting this truth. The only thing I would expand on re your students' thoughts about the chronic homeless v. those homeless by disaster, is that they in feeling guilty about their good fortune is the recognition that they should be working to remedy those situations. And people who experience good fortune (the economic meaning) often don't readily wish to acknowledge that perhaps the system should be a little different so that their fortune perhaps should be a little smaller. Doing the right thing politically takes courage, which is a rare commodity.

The Feminist Grandma

Thank you Arupa AND Deb. I'm glad you didn't find this too preachy; I'm beginning to bore myself.

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