An Artist’s Energy Must be Channeled for Positive Good

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A young man painted these pictures and hoped to be accepted in one of the great art schools of his region.

He served in the military, but always carried his paints.

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He applied to art schools and was repeatedly rejected.  He was crushed.  He never became an artist.

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He was Adolph Hitler.  You know what he became instead.

What if his heart and talents had been channeled into art?  Better a mediocre artist than a monstrous dictator.

Thanks to Daniel Williams and to Phil Rafferty who made me aware of this story.