"My dear friend, I am starting from a different point of view. I am persuaded that evil and suffering will never completely desert our poor earth, but I am also convinced that it is everyone's task to work to reduce evil and suffering as much as possible, in our own sphere, humbly, simply, without concern for our precious personality, through dedication, love, the gift of ourselves to that which is our duty. I believe that to accomplish this mission, the first thing to do is to try to become our best selves, even perhaps without knowing it. And God will do the rest. Our effort, our sacrifices, our actions, even the most hidden, will not be lost. This is my absolute conviction; everything has a long-lasting and profound repercussion. This thought leaves little room for discouragement, but it does not permit laziness. We are poor day-laborers of life; we sow and God gives the harvest. You understand...I am unable to despair of humanity." - Elisabeth Leseur
We cannot despair of humanity because God does not despair of humanity.
I've been making my way through Vannevar Bush's memoir's. Bush's chief accomplishments include:
- Functioning as the primary point man and orchestrator of the Manhattan Project
- Founder of Raytheon
- Established government dollars as the become the primary source for funding university research
- Championed Memex, which went on to become what we now know as the world wide web
|"No, I invented the internet!!!"|