Heroism

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 25, 2016 | No Comments | In Good-Evil

Jonah Kirk (Bledsoe) referring to Mr. Yoshioka who had been interred in an American concentration camp for Japanese during the Second World War:

Back then, I had a narrow definition of heroism. My conclusion that Mr. Yoshioka lacked courage arose from ignorance, as later I would learn. After you have suffered great losses and known much pain, it is not cowardice to wish you should live henceforth with a minimum of suffering. And one form of heroism, about which few if any films will be made, is having the courage to live without bitterness when bitterness is justified, having the strength to persevere even when perseverance seems unlikely to be rewarded, having the resolution to find profound meaning in life when it seems the most meaningless.

[Dean Koontz, The City: A Novel, Bantam Books: New York, 2014, p. 133f.]

Written by Peter Darcy

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