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Why Not Be Ready?

On Apr 12, 2013 Ricky wrote:

A beautiful way to look at this piece is the story of the resolve of a Holocaust survivor to do better.  Her story is told in the 2008 TEDtalk by Benjamin Zander (Classical music and shining eyes) about how after her parents were 'gone' and she and her little brother were on the train to Auschwietz.  She looked down and noticed her brother had no shoes, and she chided him for always forgetting everything and how stupid he was.  This ended up being the last thing she said to him because she never saw him again.  She said she vowed after she survived her ordeal in the concentration camp this...'I will never say anything that couldn't stand as the last thing I ever say.' 

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