Who is Norman Cousins

Norman Cousins (June 24, 1915 – November 30, 1990) was an American political journalist, author, professor, and world peace advocate.

Early life

Cousins was born to Jewish immigrant parents Samuel Cousins and Sarah Babushkin Cousins, in West Hoboken, New Jersey (which later became Union City). At age 11, he was misdiagnosed with tuberculosis and placed in a sanatorium. Despite this, he was an athletic youth, and he claimed that as a young boy he "set out to discover exuberance."

Cousins attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Bronx, New York City, graduating on February 3, 1933. He edited the high school paper, "The Square Deal," where his editing abilities were already in evidence. Cousins received a bachelor's degree from Teachers College, Colum...
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Venadiva: “death is not the greatest loss in life. the greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” norman cousins
Ddjsbkush: “death is not the greatest loss in life. the greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” – norman cousins
Inspiredus: "second only to freedom, learning is the most precious option on earth."- norman cousins
Realityselect0r: the tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives - the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself. norman cousins
Myempathy: “the individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. he has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.” – norman cousins
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Her Toys
 by Robert Service

I sat her in her baby chair,
And set upon its tray
Her kewpie doll and teddy bear,
But no, she would not play.
Although they looked so wistfully
Her favour to implore,
She laughed at me with elfin glee
And dashed them to the floor.

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