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Accomplishment and character

"Accomplishment and character" Continued...

The world now moves at a much faster pace than it did in 1954 when an 18-year old boy from Idaho showed up to play ball in the big leagues. But there is no going back, and sentimentality for the past is unhelpful for solving the problems of today. But even as we leave the rose-colored glasses on the shelf, we would be wise to tell stories about common folks with uncommon valor. The true stories we tell ourselves and our kids-stories about kind baseball players named "Killer" and lithographer-grandpas named Rex-can serve to awaken our moral imagination.

After all, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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