Thank you for the article. Lincoln's story has a lot of inspiration for all of us.
10/27/2010 2:25:58 PM
Excellent article..I believe that for those that have truly studied Lincoln, you would know that religion was a cornerstone of his character, however, having not studies him myself, I enjoyed just reading about the struggles that he dealt with that we all struggle with regardless of our religious affiliations or lack thereof. This is certainly an article that speaks to you about pushing past your difficulties, weight related or otherwise! Thanks for this, I will print it for future reading
You nailed it, ETHNOSTUDENT--Lincoln would be appalled. To talk about Lincoln and leave out his faith is like talking about a whole different person than who Lincoln was. He never seemed to have any difficulty giving his thanks to God, including the establishment of Thanksgiving as a national holiday just for that purpose. How has this nation sunk so low?
8/23/2010 5:11:08 PM
I highly recommend reading "Lincoln's Melancholy: How depression challenged a president and fueled his greatness" by Joshua Wolf Shenk. Based on detailed research, Shenk shows how Lincoln suffered from chronic depression, and ultimately chose to consciously shift his goal away from personal contentment (which he realized he could not attain) and toward universal justice. Compelling and readable, it showed me that Lincoln was even more extraordinary than I knew.
This article reminds us once again that no matter how bad things seem in our lives, someone has always had worse. It is good to also be reminded that we should never give up and let setbacks convince us to give up our dreams.
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