Ambrose "Guy" Pasquini, Italy

Ambrose "Guy" Pasquini

Age: 82 -- Birthplace: Milan, Italy

War is for only one reason—profit. I was raised a Catholic under the dictatorship of Mussolini and Hitler. It took me a long time to undo the brainwashing, because to remove it is not easy. It is not always successful. Sometimes you die with it.

I enjoy working. Even when I worked for others, I was a good, strong and honest worker. I produced as much as I could regardless if the payment was low or high. My love of my work keeps me going, in good spirits and of great hope.

I feel sorry for the younger generation. Although they have more than we had, and maybe because they have more, they will not be able to fight for things that are good in life. We have led them to believe that money is most important. They have been given more than they need. They expect more. When a young person goes to look for a job, his first thought is, "What is the salary?"" This is a detriment because they will go through all their lives climbing the ladder. The higher you climb, the harder you fall. It should be a good feeling to go to work.