WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden appeared last week on the CBS short-video series “Note to Self,” in which notable people write letters to their younger selves.
In his letter to his 12-year-old self, Biden referred to his childhood stutter, and wrote of perseverance and resilience.
“One day you’ll be on top of the world, only to be brought down in a flash with a profound loss and a grief that leaves a black hole in your heart, questions of faith in your soul and an anger, anger beyond rage,” he wrote.
And he added, “That’s when you’ll have to dig deep and live what Mom taught you — that out of everything terrible that happens, something good will come if you look hard enough. You’ll hold on with faith and pure grit.”
He also advised, “You’ll learn what it means to be an American — there is no quit in America. Being there for your family and your friends, serving your country, building real relationships — even with people with whom you vehemently disagree — that’s America, made up of ordinary people, like you, capable of doing extraordinary things.”
Past guests on the recurring segment have been former President Jimmy Carter, media mogul Oprah Winfrey and actress Jane Fonda.
Watch Biden’s segment.