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Devac  ·  279 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I survived the Warsaw ghetto. Here are the lessons I’d like to pass on

It's hard to disagree on any of the points he made and I regret that I can't provide more insightful opinion despite being – to my knowledge – the sole Hubski user who lives in Poland. I'll try to add more via edits but I'm not sure if I have anything worthwhile to say.

    Given what I’ve learned over my lifetime I would, first, urge future generations of Europeans to remember my generation as we really were, not as they may wish us to have been. We had all the same vices and weaknesses as today’s young people do: most of us were neither heroes nor monsters.

The core thought behind Durants in a single paragraph. I can think of at least six teachers from my past who would benefit from pondering it from time to time.

veen  ·  279 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No pressure - I mostly tag people in posts when I think an article is interesting to them. It’s not a Batsignal for more insightfulness in my opinion. ;)

I think heroism ’s an unavoidable part of humanity. We remember the stories, good and bad, and what happened gets less accurate and more heroic over time.