Ironically, near the end of the war in Europe, the Japanese American GIs of the 442nd [Nisei Regimental Combat Team] broke through the German defensive “Gothic Line” in northern Italy, and were among the first to liberate the Nazi Concentration camp in Dachau, Germany. However, the U.S. military commanders decided it would be bad public relations if Jewish prisoners were freed by Japanese American soldiers whose own families were imprisoned in American concentration camps… the Japanese American soldiers who liberated Dachau were MIH - Missing in History
— Helen Zia, on the Japanese who expressed their loyalty to the US by joining the army
A man curses because he doesn’t have the words to say what’s on his mind
I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
— Maya Angelou (via littlemiss)
Theres no such thing as an overreaction. Theres your reaction, and then theres someone else’s reaction. Who are you to set the standard?