I'm thinking about a line in the book, The Help.
"Why? Why are you hitting me?" He leaned down and looked me right in the face. "If I didn't hit you, Minny, who know what you become."He actually thought he was helping her. He actually believed what he was doing was in HER best interest. I love the next line in the book:
"I was trapped in the corner of the bedroom like a dog. He was beating me with his belt. It was the first time I'd ever really thought about it Who knows what I could become, if Leroy would stop goddamn hitting me.(Spoiler alert: She got out! No more wondering who she'd become without having to deal with the constant abuse.)
There was a time when life was nothing more than survival. Life is not easy today, but "not easy" today compared to "not easy" a while ago... WOW! It's amazing the room I have in my brain to think. To hope. And to both be the change and create the change I want to see.
Watch out everybody: This girl's out to change the world.