Foreign Policy posts the last public statement made by Liu Xiaobo (åˆ˜æ™“æ³¢)Â – today’s Nobel Peace Prize winner – before his sentencing in 2009. Â It’s worth reading in its entirety, but here’s a lesson for all of us:
Hatred can rot away at a personâ€™s intelligence and conscience. Enemy mentality will poison the spirit of a nation, incite cruel mortal struggles, destroy a societyâ€™s tolerance and humanity, and hinder a nationâ€™s progress toward freedom and democracy. That is why I hope to be able to transcend my personal experiences as I look upon our nationâ€™s development and social change, to counter the regimeâ€™s hostility with utmost goodwill, and to dispel hatred with love.