Last night Newark Mayor Cory Booker rescued a neighbor from a burning house, demonstrating a sense of bravery that is seldom seen.
“There was a time when I didn’t think we’d make it out of there. I didn’t feel bravery; I felt terror,” he said in an article in the New York Times.
The more you study Booker’s life, the more extraordinary it is. This was the same man who chose to live in a tough and troubled public housing complex in Newark and organized tenants to fight for improved conditions.
Where did this bravery and sense of purpose come from? “I have benefited from the greatest fights of my parent’s generation.”