“They say that a person’s personality is the sum of their experiences. But that isn’t true, at least not entirely, because if our past was all that defined us, we’d never be able to put up with ourselves. We need to be allowed to convince ourselves that we’re more than the mistakes we made yesterday. That we are all of our next choices, too, all of our tomorrows.” -Frederick Backman, Anxious People.
Operation Mincemeat was a ghoulish deception operation carried out by the British during World War II to turn the tide of the war in the Allies’ favour. Though it has been lost in the annals of history, this single ingenious operation was instrumental in squashing the Third Reich’s conquest and power.