Douglass learned this the hard way. What a man of drive and ambition. His story is inspiring in all that he overcame.
As a slave, his professed Christian master prevented him from teaching others to read from the Bible.
He was a man of action and helped recruit freed slave to fight against the south, after he has escaped his own internment.
There are some parallels we can draw from he and Viktor Frankl torment as a Jew in a Nazi Concentration camp in his landmark book, “Man’s search for meaning.”