I Haven’t Dropped My Ideals

I Haven’t Dropped My Ideals

It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped my ideals,
Because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.

Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe people are really good at heart.

I simply can’t build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery, and death.

I see the world being slowly turned into a wilderness;
I hear the approaching thunder, I can feel the suffering of millions.

And yet, when I look up at the sky,
I somehow feel that everything will change for the better;

that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more.

In the meantime, I must hold on to my ideals.
Perhaps the day will come
when I shall be able to realize them!

Anne Frank