Where Do You Stand?
One of the most iconic photos of a person taking a stand is the image of a young Chinese man confronting a column of tanks in Tiananmen Square during the 1989 popular national uprising. Simply dressed in black pants and a white shirt, and carrying two plastic shopping bags, he’s an everyman. In the video footage, we see him stepping to the left and then the right as he seeks to block the lead tank as it tries to maneuver around him.
What is so moving about this image is the young man’s absolute and steadfast commitment, even in the face of obvious risk and seemingly impossible odds. We cannot help but wonder if we would have a similar degree of clarity and courage when push really comes to shove. …
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This is the September 2017 monthly essay from Beth Meredith and Eric Storm of Create The Good Life.