Thursday, June 15, 2006

Grit..


“When I was captured I was placed in an underground prison. I was angry and afraid, but I was also determined that I would not be defeated by the experience. During the first week of captivity, three points came to my mind, which were of considerable help during the long days alone. They were.

No regrets.

No self-pity.

No over sentimentality.”

-Thoughts from a prison cell from Terry Waite

18 comments:

starry nights said...

It is so true, he had to be strong, no self pity and no sentiments.

Alexis Leon said...

No regrets, no self-pity and no sentimentality--yes it works :-)

Sarah said...

No regrets: over and over I wish, things didn't go the way it went..

hope and love said...

regrets.. i dont that have much.. i think i am too egoistic for that..
:))

but i do wallow in self pity and over sentimentality often drains me..

hope and love said...

alexis,
hmm true.. i think u dont indulge in these draining emotions..thats what make you so extraordinary..
:))

Ekta said...

woah!
Ur post couldnt have come at a better time!
Needed to read this!

justme said...

good one.. simple but so difficult to do it in real life..!!

V N said...
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V N said...

If only.
Those must be the two saddest words in the world.

samrina said...

Really hard to follow but still i wish can :(

Hope u doing fine there.

Takecare.

Asma said...

yes these three things would really work....but in real life...gosh..don't know

silverine said...

Those three points would make a life term easy :)

flyaway mind said...

for a person caught up in difficulty ,she still was truly optimistic.. it's easy to say , but difficult to stay that way.. it really needs grit...

Aniyan said...

Yours is very interesting bolg.Really nice,warm and lively.

Bishwanath Ghosh said...

Very nice blog.. and a very nice story about the old man in Gangotri.

Kuan Gung said...

Wow...

r r said...

havent been here in a while. now i realize what i missed out on. :) great to be here again.

rr

Maya Cassis said...

i love what you have been posting in here recently....they are so much knowledge that i need for peace.thank you :)