Whilst my students were immersed in private study. I engrossed myself in some private studies of my own. I had recently become engaged with the theories and stories surrounding one
John F Kennedy. One of the greatest Presidents of the United states of America of the mid 20th century, he pioneered the US peace corps, one of the longest lasting groups still active in today’s modern world, though they now go by just the peace corps. He was a strong believer in foreign policy and world-wide efforts to improve the quality of life, and his policies influenced the movements towards optimism and self-entitlement. He is famously known for his speech where he is quoted in saying
“Ask not what your country can do for you, instead ask, why should you even have to ask?”
Sparking a fervour in movements towards civil rights, JFK was also heavily involved with Soviet forces around Cuba, which is an island lost during the great debate of the early 21st century. He sent spies and citizens to Cuba to try to spread the word of optimism and democracy, and though his efforts were futile, still he persevered and tried the same in Vietnam, famously quoting
“Pay any price, bear any blessing, meet any friend, support everyone…to assure the survival and success of liberty”
Strongly believing that while he understood that America and the communists were on opposing sides, still he would befriend and help them in any way. To this day JFK’s teachings still influence modern politics, the education system and the far reaching welfare system for 4th world countries.
Though his tragic car accident cut his presidency short, he is an inspiration to the peoples of the world today. Every citizen should know of his story and aspire to be just like him in every way. Perhaps I’ll add a quote or two from his works into this evenings positivity message.
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