[I was talking to someone who is going through rough times – one of our people. So I said a few kind words. But then I told that person what it is that lifts my spirits up, and you won't believe me … history … the raw history of the intense struggles of the European peoples! Jan]
This is what I wrote:
And I cannot tell you, if it wasn’t for EUROPEAN HISTORY, I would have probably collapsed, or killed myself or done something. I draw ENDLESS succor from European history, including your fine people. I love European history. I’m currently busy reading the 4 volume series of Napoleon’s personal biography. To me, reading of Napoleon, or Hitler or Germans or other fantastic Europeans is like reading the Bible to others. European history lifts my spirits. When I see the things our people have gone through and their determination, it just blows me away. That is what keeps me going. When I see my petty, tiny problems, versus what others lived through, then my spirits rise. Our European people lift my spirits. And yours are among the most incredible.
Good luck. And feel free to drop me a line if you want. I know what depression is like. When I was young I wanted to commit suicide for many years. I felt terrible. But I grew out of it. Now I love and enjoy it. It has taught me so much. I have such admiration for the amazing things and the wonders that grew out of European struggles – to the death. We’re not weak people.