How doors to harmonious relationships have been opened in history

Anne Frank was only 15 years old when she died in 1945 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

Memorial for Margot and Anne Frank at the form...

Memorial for Margot and Anne Frank at the former Bergen-Belsen site, along with floral and pictorial tributes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Despite her shortened life, Anne had witnessed the very pit of human degradation.  She saw what mankind can wreak upon fellow humans.

Photo of mass graves at Bergen Belsen concentr...

Photo of mass graves at Bergen Belsen concentration camp, 1945. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In her diary, Anne wrote:

“There’s in people simply an urge to destroy, an urge to kill, to murder and rage, and until all mankind, without exception, undergoes a great change, wars will be waged, everything that has been built up, cultivated, and grown will be destroyed and disfigured, after which mankind will have to start all over again. (May 3, 1944)

If you have ever read Anne’s diary, The Diary of a Young Girl (1947), or seen any of the plays or movies based on her diary, perhaps you will never forget what you read.

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Perhaps one of most remarkable sentences she wrote in her diary was the following:

“I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are really good at heart.”

In that sentence, dear Anne Frank expressed the spark of hope that lights our way.  If Anne is right, then we know we can learn to respect and love each other in all of our relationships.  No matter what dilemma or dispute we may experience with someone else, if we remember that people are really good at heart, then we will find a way to resolve the issue peacefully.  At least we have to try.

Thank you, Anne, for your mature, thoughtful, solid, insights.

We will remember.

Anne Frank

Anne Frank (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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