Dr Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998) was a loving and greatly loved man.  World War II had a profound effect on him, and consequently, his life's work.  As he saw the devastation and deprivation in Japan he was compelled to think deeply about children and how to foster beautiful hearts in them.  He believed that wars could be avoided only with a world full people with beautiful hearts.  Music is not the only way to create such hearts, but it was his way.  As you read some of the things he said, please think about them carefully, and determine how you might practice his wisdom.  That would honor his memory.