Every passing day brings with it new stories of rape, torture, child abuse, wanton destruction and more killing. Yet, somehow, in the midst of all this mayhem and abandonment, people still find the will to go on! This resoluteness may not be brought on by hope, but it is, by necessity it seems, conducive to it. What is happening in Syria today is the defining experience of many of her future generations, and is bound to pave the way to a better place, for all. This is where failure can never be an option. This suffering will not be in vain.