Koob to talk about the real ‘Argo’ Sunday at Capitol II
Kathryn Koob routinely had to tell herself, “It could be worse.” For most people, it would be hard to imagine something worse than being held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, for 444 days.
“My captivity, so to speak, ended up being very public, and it was political in nature,” Koob said of being one of the 52 Americans held captive in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. “But what people have to do is look at their own lives. That’s one of the survival tricks that I used.”
“For instance, when I really got to feeling sorry for myself, I thought about people that were worse off than I was,” she continued. “For example, I can’t imagine being the parent of a child with a terminal illness. That’s something you can’t change. I couldn’t change being a political prisoner and they couldn’t change their child’s illness.”
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