Lessons from the heart of J.F. Kennedy

This is a summarized excerpt of the the speech that J.F.Kennedy gave during his inauguration. To a large extent it must resonate within each one of us the higher ideals and ideals that greatness bestows upon each one of us.


1. you can make the difference.

The shame that is poverty, hunger, homelessness, hopeless and despondency provides you a platform to swing into action and do something to improve the plight of humanity.

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life.

2.You are right because you have rights

Your right to exists comes not from the instruments of the state, though they are upheld by the same but from the hands of God. Thus your loyalty is first to giver of your existence, and his pre- condition for your living is that you strive to impact to make this world better for generations to come.

the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.

3. all power lies in unity

It is the first lesson you learn from the first day that you can learn, you cannot do it alone. You need the contribution and energy, value, dreams and effort of others to create that ideal world.

 United, there is little we cannot do in a host of cooperative ventures. Divided, there is little we can do – for we dare not meet a powerful challenge at odds and split asunder

4. do unto others as you know shall be done unto you.

It is the law of Karma, you do evil, you are done evil. You do good, you are done greater good. The reward is here here on earth. Have a sincere heart to help, to grow people and to help them become much better. your best is seen when you bring out the best in others. The other lesson is that you must always stand up for you, you are all you have got, you cannot afford to compromise that.

we shall always hope to find them strongly supporting their own freedom – and to remember that, in the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.

5.Do the right thing always

Move past performing your obligations out of convenience to being driven by conviction, by faith, by the utmost will to do just and right for your fellows. consider others to better than yourself,  consider it your greatest responsibility to be in their service.

To those people in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required – not because the communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

6. Build on strengths, not weaknesss

Build on strength, not against it. Find the least possible sign that others want you to prosper, always look for that common point of unity.Do not be a proponent of building on lack of any apparent weakness.

civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belabouring those problems which divide us.

7. do that which you have build your trust on

undo the heavy burdens, and  let the oppressed go free. In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course.- he said.

I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavour will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from that fire can truly light the world.ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you, but what, together, we can do for the freedom of man.


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