Randy Cassingham’s Honorary Unsubscribe Recognizes the Unknown, the Forgotten and the Often Obscure People who Had an Impact on Our Lives.
These are the people you will wish you had known.
Born in Paris, Dufourmantelle was a philosopher, and wrote about risk. “Absolute security — like zero risk — is a fantasy,” she said; risk is an important part of achievement. “When there really is a danger that must be faced in order to survive, for example during the Blitz in London, there is a strong incentive for action, dedication, and surpassing oneself.” In 2011, Dufourmantelle even published a book on the topic, Éloge du Risque (Praise of Risk). People who embrace risk get the most rewards; others shun risk for a “supposedly all-protective” security, and “Today, we desire this over-protection.” Yet “Being alive is a risk. Life is a metamorphosis and it begins with this risk.” Dufourmantelle clearly lived her philosophy: on July 21, she was on the French Riviera and saw two children floundering in the Mediterranean Sea. She immediately went into the water to save them — but struggled in the same undertow that was endangering the children. She drowned; the children were saved by on-duty lifeguards. Dufourmantelle was 53.
From This is True for 23 July 2017
Honorary Unsubscribe Books
The Early Writeups from This is True's popular Honorary Unsubscribe feature are now available for your Kindle (or Kindle software for your smartphone, tablet, or computer) as low-cost ebooks.
The honorees truly are the people you wish you had known.
About the HUs
About This is True
to This is True
Copyright 1998-2017 ThisIsTrue.Inc, all rights reserved. May not be copied or archived without express, prior, written permission. "This is True" is a registered trademark of ThisIsTrue.Inc, Ridgway Colorado.