Labels put on people in school such as “smart” or “not very bright,” are not of great importance. Rather, persistence and the energy to complete what you have set out to accomplish are the strengths that will be real assets in life.

Stories of Hope

The Courage to Rebuild

Following the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011, Ikeda applauds the hope, strength and resilience of those battling to rebuild their lives and communities.