Charles Krauthammer: The man in a wheelchair put a smile on my face through the TV screen. What an uplifting story it was, prepared by Bret Baier, Fox host, about the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and political analyst.
Each time Krauthammer shared his thoughts, I could only nod my head and smile. He shared his insight about the catastrophe -- his spinal cord injury: "freak accident" that happened to him, age 22, Harvard medical student. "Everyone has a difficult time in their life. How you come back makes the difference."
Obviously he was damaged physically, but it didn't make him change the course of his life -- he graduated with honors, got married, became a father and more.
Through the years, changes took place, but it was by his choice. After becoming board certified in psychiatry, he became a writer for the New Republic. His political view also changed. Walter Mondale's speechwriter became the author of Reagan's Doctrine.
The self-made titan quit playing chess because he became addicted, but hopes "to die while writing, if it could be arranged."
No wonder psychologists advise writing as an alternative medicine. Krauthammer added politics -- as a bandage to his wounds.