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My name is Henry. I am a husband, a father, a human.
From these remarks it will be evident that, allowing only ordinary ability and opportunity, we may explain success mainly by one word and that word is WORK! WORK!! WORK!!! WORK!!!! Not transient and fitful effort, but patient, enduring, honest, unremitting and indefatigable work into which the whole heart is put, and which, in both temporal and spiritual affairs, is the true miracle worker. Everyone may avail himself of this marvelous power, if he will. There is no royal road to perfection.
Certainly no one must wait for some kind of friend to put a springing board under his feet, upon which he may easily bound from the first round of their ladder onward and upward to its highest round. If he waits for this, he may wait long, and perhaps forever. He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else.
The lesson taught at this point by human experience is simply this, that the man who will get up will be helped up; and the man who will not get up will be allowed to stay down. This rule may appear somewhat harsh, but in its general application and operation it is wise, just and beneficent. I know of no other rule which can be substituted for it without bringing social chaos. Personal independence is a virtue and it is the soul out of which comes the sturdiest manhood. But there can be no independence without a large share of self-dependence, and this virtue cannot be bestowed. It must be developed from within.
"It is time to restore Martin Luther King’s dream for American race relations—a dream that, even as it refuses to flinch from the injustices we still need to overcome, defiantly holds onto the idea that what we have in common is ultimately more important than what divides us. We must defend that principle even when it is unpopular, even when it marks you as “tone-deaf,” and even when it elicits eyerolls from those who imagine they have found more worthy principles. Our ability to remedy racial injustice depends on it."
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He will also be one of the panelists at our upcoming Mental Health Webinar titled “A Path Forward: Protecting Students’ Mental Health in a Divisive World.” September 22nd from 8:00pm-9:30pm EST.
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This week, he unpacks the linguistic journey of the term "woke."
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1/ FAIR Transparency is the "Glassdoor" for civil liberties, civil rights & tolerance. Help move our institutions forward toward the pro-human vision of Dr. Martin Luther King by submitting reviews and reports for schools, corporations, universities, etc.https://t.co/KmA6dZWz7a pic.twitter.com/wCpvshRIGw— Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism (FAIR) (@fairforall_org) September 3, 2021