The Power of One

number_one.jpgWe are all familiar with the saying “the power of one.” Upon hearing these words, we naturally, immediately think of examples of one person making a huge difference as did Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. And then there was the unknown rebel student who captured the world’s imagination when he singlehandedly stopped the advance of the Chinese Army tanks in Tienanmen square in 1989.

Less thought about is the power of one to do tremendous damage. The world has had its Hitlers and other despots who wreak such havoc. Even today there are examples of those whose hands wield the power for evil. In such cases, we need the power of many to stop the madness — but often the many seem powerless and we must hope for the power of one.

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  • Hello,

    Does Panama have an archive of records of workers, from other countries including Jamaica, who worked on the original construction of the Panama Canal?
    I am searching for any evidence of my grandfather who it is believed went to Panama to work on the canal. I would be most grateful if you could direct me to such a place if it exists in Panama, or to any other place where I could make further inquiries. Thank you.


    Cleve L. Parkins
    Tel: 516-486-0085
    Email: [email protected]

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