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Subject:  Re: The Freedom to Succeed Date:  10/18/2012  2:07 PM
Author:  JLC Number:  649601 of 884299

There is no hope, no freedom, no pride in achievement,...

I was in the USSR a few months before it fell. Things were changing but there was still this oppressive feeling just about everywhere you went.

I met a young woman, maybe 20. Very smart, beautiful, fluent in English, full of energy. In the USA, she would have the world on a string. During a conversation, I asked her what she dreamed of doing when she grew up.

She said she didn't dream because the government didn't let them happen.

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