"Humour is one of the best ingredients of survival
~ Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi has been placed under house arrest in Burma for over 15 years, on numerous occasions, since 1989, because of her refusal to stay silent.
She is a very serious woman living dangerously and courageously under extremely hazardous conditions.
Despite all that, she still maintains her dignity by nurturing good will, promoting peace, and sustaining a sense of humour.
I find her very inspiring.
I humbly submit some information about her that may inspire others.
"Fearlessness may be a gift but perhaps more precious is the courage acquired through endeavour, courage that comes from cultivating the habit of refusing to let fear dictate one's actions, courage that could be described as 'grace under pressure' - grace which is renewed repeatedly in the face of harsh, unremitting pressure.
A most insidious form of fear is that which masquerades as common sense or even wisdom, condemning as foolish, reckless, insignificant or futile the small, daily acts of courage which help to preserve man's self-respect and inherent human dignity. It is not easy for a people conditioned by fear under the iron rule of the principle that might is right to free themselves from the enervating miasma of fear. Yet even under the most crushing state machinery courage rises up again and again, for fear is not the natural state of civilized man.
It is his capacity for self-improvement and self-redemption which most distinguishes man from the mere brute. At the root of human responsibility is the concept of perfection, the urge to achieve it, the intelligence to find a path towards it, and the will to follow that path if not to the end at least the distance needed to rise above individual limitations and environmental impediments
from an essay written by
Nobel Peace prize winner
Aung San Suu Kyi
"Freedom From Fear" http://pandarepartee.pbworks.com/f/aung.pdf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyFam2z1piA&list=PL88D9D504F1341511
"Comedy is tragedy plus time
~ Carol Burnett
it is my sincerest wish, with appropriate time and reflection, that you will find your own sense of humour, LEE83. hopefully, this website, and maybe even this forum, will help you get there. no hurry. don't rush. no pressure. healing has its own schedule, and there is no pushing it.
often, with humour comes joy and peace.
"Rejoice! Rejoice! We have no choice, but to carry on
~ Stephen Stills