Spirit

“We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.

-John F. Kennedy

This quote was intended to drive the American population to finally reach for the stars and beat Russia to the moon, but I feel as though it translates past that, and speaks novels of the human spirit.  Not the spirit in the essence of the mind without the body, but the spirit of humanity that drives us ever towards tomorrow.  It’s evolved with us, ever since discovering fire and mapping the stars, which we someday soon may be exploring.  It’s the same spirit that drives mere mortals to become Olympians or a single mother who is working three jobs so she can send her child to college one day.  We choose to do these things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, and it is written in each and every one of our DNA to rise up to any challenge, just as humanity always has, and always will.

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