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PUT THE “I” IN HISTORY ROAR! “THE GREATEST DISCOVERY OF ALL TIME IS THAT A PERSON CAN CHANGE HIS FUTURE BY MERELY CHANGING HIS ATTITUDE.” 88 OPRAH WINFREY WHY THE “I”? The concept of putting the “I” in history means that you begin to make a personal connection with history. It means taking time to sort out fact from fable. It means being open to what you thought was actually true could be entirely false. It means recognizing that history relates to us in the here and now and that what happens today becomes the history of tomorrow. Putting the “I” in history means making the choice to learn from the past, to work in the present and to be willing to lay a foundation for others to make progress in the future. All historic milestones reflect pivotal accomplishments. It is the coming together of people for the same cause that contributes to long overdue freedoms being gained and history being made. ROAR! HISTORY IS ALL AROUND US. FIND INTERESTING PLACES TO VISIT. History occurs when someone decides to sacrifice, persevere, hold out, fight, stand up, think differently, speak, write and in some cases even die for something or someone valuable to them. Decisions are often made in conjunction with strong personal convictions. It is a whole lot easier to say, “Somebody should…” instead of, “I will….” Indeed, there are some individuals who specifically set out to make history; however, many of the major historical events that have occurred resulted from one person’s decision to do something that just so happened to be out of the ordinary. That’s why. ROAR! “WHEN YOU START A NEW TRAIL EQUIPPED WITH COURAGE, STRENGTH AND CONVICTION, THE ONLY THING THAT CAN STOP YOU IS YOU!” 89 RUBY B RIDGES THE TIGER & THE TORCH Page | 65
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