In George Orwell’s chilling classic “1984” history is “edited” daily by the Ministry of Truth, for which the book’s protagonist Winston Smith toils to ensure that the written historical record complies with the current party line.
"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained." Marie Curie
In the 2012 election for President, with the economy still suffering and Benghazi fresh on everyone's minds, Obama received more votes than McCain did in 2008. However, Republicans did not put together a compelling campaign based on American values.
I've always been a firm believer in the concept of every interaction having an impact on a person, whether in a small, subconscious way, or astronomically, huge life-changing way. Recently, the latter happened to me, in light of a completely random conversation with a homeless woman.