All Rats Must Swim

In the 1950s, a Johns Hopkins professor named Curt Richter conducted an experiment on the power of hope: He would place rats into small pools and force them to tread water.
This experiment demonstrated the willingness for a creature to survive based on the fact that it could maintain hope.
What we can infer from this experiment beyond what was explicitly stated in the findings is how hope can be used as a tool by those in power who are capable of inspiring hope among their constituents without ever actually allowing for salvation.

Just keep swimming.

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Amish Barns on Rocky Oceans

Secret and sacred fraternity and brotherhood is the answer in these turbulent times. You cannot stand alone, adrift in a hostile ocean. If you dare face the storm alone, you will find the barking of the oceans more than you can bear, you are overturned all for naught. So, you seek shelter and solitude in a gentle bay, and tune out the outside world whilst you wait for the oncoming storm; this silence is deafening. For once knowing the truth, it cannot be forgotten. So, face this with brothers.

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