The 1940’s – Vitality #105

History altering days from the 1940’s will be remembered this week. On Tuesday, December 7, we will reflect on the horrors of war which inflicted Pearl Harbor in 1941. 

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Eleanor Roosevelt

However, this blog is dedicated to life and health. Let’s also uphold December 10, 1948, when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. A key proponent and contributing author to the Declaration was Eleanor Roosevelt.

Here are Eleanor Roosevelt’s words describing her understanding of human rights. They are timeless nourishment for the soul: “Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.” WF!

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