meets the Panglossian Man
"... forgiveness has to be complete. If you hate somebody, it’s like a boomerang that misses its target and comes back and hits you in the head. The one who hates is the one who hurts. I talked to girls at a school in Palos Verdes and I said, 'If you want to age quickly, then hate somebody.' After that, I got a letter from one of them, she was probably 15. 'I went to a girl whom I’d hated for two years and I asked her to forgive me,” she wrote. “Now we’re the best of friends.' So forgiving someone is healing. To hate somebody hurts you physically, mentally, and spiritually." Louis passed last year at 97. R.I.P.
"The average person should walk eight flights of stairs a day. I do at least that much, maybe double. Besides that, no matter what happens, if I have a cheerful countenance all the time, nothing gets me down."
- characterized by or given to extreme optimism, especially in the face of unrelieved hardship or adversity.