It has been said that to attain what is noble is difficult, but the very effort to gain it creates character, strength and grit. Only through perseverance and overcoming obstacles can you accomplish anything worth while. We think little of what we win easily. It is struggle that gives victory its preciousness. When you go out into the real world, you will find it a hard one, and many responsibilities will be laid upon your shoulders. Among them is trying to understand other people's problems and their way of thinking. That is the path to sympathy and the building up of true citizenship. That is democracy, which is a way of living together and working together. Only when we foster real democracy can we banish the intolerance and misunderstanding that divide the world today. You as future citizens will achieve immense good if you set yourselves this generous, broad work as your goal, and you will be happy to know that you are part of lifes greatness. - Hellen Keller- in an address to 1,200 South Australia students - (June 30,1948) *Have some Positive thoughts? - Your's or someone else's* Please post them here.