Thursday, January 06, 2005

Maintaining One's Conviction

I came across this quote from Admiral Jim Stockdale today (although I cannot remember where). He spent 8 years in a prison camp and is describing why he made it but a lot of optimists -- who often thought they'd be released shortly -- did not.
"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – which you can never afford to lose – with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."

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