Why We Do What We Do

Another Veteran's Day has come and gone.  I always try to read a book/story that helps me reflect on my grandfather's experience while he was a career serviceman in the navy,serving in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.  One war, yes, but three wars - incomprehensible!  Veteran's Day always serves as a reminder to start my thinking about the world with the ideas that my grandfather dedicated and risked his life for - freedom.  Along those same lines, I just finished the book Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.  The main character, Louis Zamperini, suffered one torturing event upon another.  He experienced physical abuse and mental abuse during his captivity and he experienced the cruel realities of nature why being stranded on the ocean. With fortune on his side, Zamperini taught me that hope, optimism, and the will to stay alive are qualities that should never be overlooked.  Think about that, person sitting in their pajamas playing Call of Duty.  What would you do in Zamperini's position?  What is your take on Zamerpini's forgiveness?

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