Every Friday, I’ll post thought provoking discussion starters.
What do you do with your pain?
James Robinson “Robbie” Risner was imprisoned in Hoa Lo Prison, known as the Hanoi Hilton to American POWs, for over seven years after he was shot down during the Vietnam war. He spent more than three years in solitary confinement during that time.
General Risner was very successful after he returned to America and active service. (He retired with the rank of Brigadier General in 1976.) He was also successful during his imprisonment, in that he didn’t succumb to the enemy’s tactics, he helped our other heroes imprisoned there, and he remained positive. How was this possible?
To quote the General, “Out of my pain, I made a plan.”
What are you doing with your pain?