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Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain; and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.

Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends And Influence People

When the new Receiver failed, the memories that she had received were released. They didn't come back to me. They went...

I don't know, exactly. They went to the place where memories once existed before Receivers were created. Someplace out there - . . . And then the people had access to them. Apparently that's the way it was, once. Everyone had access to memories.

It was chaos... They really suffered for a while. Finally it subsided as the memories were assimilated. But it certainly made them aware of how they need a Receiver to contain all that pain. And knowledge.

The Giver, page 131, written by Lois Lowry

I don’t fear strangers though. I’ve learned more harm can come from familiar faces... I memorize the exact location then stride down the street, skirting the garbage that has spilled from a toppled bin. A shopkeeper pulls a security grate over his store front, the loud metal rattling into place. A trio of students, backpacks slung over their shoulders, jostle each other playfully as I pass them...

Jessica Farris, An Anonymous Girl, Chapter 3, written by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen