The power of human resilience



Evil is powerful.

Human resilience is even more powerful.

That belief sustains me through difficult times.

And it is sustaining me now through this time of great sorrow in Newtown and far beyond.

3 Responses to “The power of human resilience”

  1. 1 G. Michael Abbott December 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Me too, Dennis. It’s been a horrible few days.


  2. 2 Patricia De Bello December 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Comforting words, Dennis! The next struggle we face as a nation is defining “evil”is it the corporate/legal permission to sell assault weapons—to anyone is it the health system that doesn’t have parity for mental health issues vs. “physical” illnesses is it the arming/ unarming of anyone who wants to be or not to be armed….what does being Our brother and sister’s keepers mean? A lot of supposedledy sane ( or at least not officially diagnosed) people thought Hitler was on the right track–and that they were getting rid of evil in the camps! But, as you point out, in whatever unthinkable circumstances, human resilience and goodness (by how I would define it) triumphs! —Pat

  3. 3 Liz Akano December 21, 2012 at 10:04 am

    As a classroom teacher, this one hit home in a most sickening way. I can’t get the vision of the students in daisy link coming out of the building that is considered as safe place for these children. I am comforted by your words Dennis and hope that others find comfort in them. We are sure resilience that is they only way we can experience these evils and still go on living. Thank you for sharing.

    Liz Akano, London, ON

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