True equality starts from the recognition that every person is unique—like the cherry, plum, peach and damson blossoms. Equality means that each person is able to fully manifest his or her individuality; and democracy should impartially give all people this opportunity.

Stories of Hope

Learning to Hope

Martin Seligman

Once a self-professed pessimist, Martin Seligman, the framer of “positive psychology,” asserts that optimism—a deep confidence in the positive potential of human beings—can change our lives.                           NEW

Stories of Hope

Lion of Freedom

Nelson Mandela

Despite being imprisoned for 10,000 days for his unwavering belief in human dignity, Mandela never gave in to despair.