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Perspective and Tenacity (Excerpt from Chapter 6 of my new book, Be Still and Listen) 07-14-2018

One Veterans Day I listened to a World War II veteran on the radio talk about adversity. He went without food for a week or ten days at a time and was often so hungry he wished that he could rummage through a restaurant dumpster. On a march to a concentration camp half the soldiers in his platoon died. He and his fellow soldiers bartered in rubber and leather for shoe repair. Shoes meant the difference between surviving a march or not. For months they were forced to dig all day. If a prisoner slowed down, he was prodded with a bayonet. Prisoners worked six days a week, twelve hours a day. Many of his friends died of exhaustion.

One day the vet started to draw. In time, he searched for anything to draw on. Bits of charcoal became his pencils. Drawing kept him alive.

When he got back to the United States he spent a year in the hospital. The doctor said his heart had enlarged to twice its size as a result of poor nutrition and too much hard labor.

What amazed me was the veteran’s comment that he would do it all again. What? He explained that the reason he would do it all over again was that he was a different person now. The wounds of brutal imprisonment gave him renewed appreciation for the countless garden-variety blessings of everyday life. He also became a success in business. He said that most the people he knew who survived the concentration camps went on to success in their personal and professional lives. Adversity gave them perspective and tenacity. Nothing seemed hard compared to the hardships of the camps. And the suffering they endured made them empathetic.

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Number of pages: 160
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