A Study in Hope: Vaclav Havel

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!

Hope…is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.

~ Vaclav Havel

 

A Study in Hope: Vaclav Havel

A Study in Hope: Vaclav Havel

If you don’t know Vaclav

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!

Hope…is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.

~ Vaclav Havel

 

A Study in Hope: Vaclav Havel

A Study in Hope: Vaclav Havel

If you don’t know Vaclav Havel, who died 18 December 2011, you might enjoy reading his obituary from the NYT.  Mr. Havel is a study in hope; here is a small quotation:

 

“His star status and personal interests drew world leaders to Prague, including the Dalai Lama, with whom Mr. Havel meditated for hours, and President Bill Clinton, who, during a state visit in 1994, joined a saxophone jam session at Mr. Havel’s favorite jazz club.

Even after Mr. Havel retired in 2003, leaders sought him out, including President Obama. At their meeting in March 2009, Mr. Havel warned of the perils of limitless hope being projected onto a leader. Disappointment, he noted, could boil over into anger and resentment. Mr. Obama replied that he was becoming acutely aware of the possibility.”

Read more http://whereheartandmindmeet.ccuccatl.com/2012/12/06/a-study-in-hope-vaclav-havel/

Recent Posts
Contact Us

We're not around right now, but you can send us an email and we'll be in touch soon.

Not readable? Change text.