As the Roman poet Horace once said, "adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant." In other words, he believed that challenges are beneficial because they bring out talents that would have stayed hidden otherwise. He thought that adversity would force a person to use their unknown talents out of desperation. Some argue that his theory is irrelevant and that a person 's skills will develop just as well without adversity if they have the capacity, but I believe that hardships will evoke and improve on their dormant talents.
How would you react if you were ever told you couldn’t sit in a specific place on the bus, or you had to drink from a different water fountain? What if you were bullied for having only one parent, or for your skin color? You’d probably be infuriated, or extremely sad or disappointed. Well, Jesse Jackson experienced that, and he strongly believed it shouldn’t have been that way. Jesse Jackson showed potential to get rid of racial divides since he was little. Growing up, he was a very serious student, and athlete, who believed in all people having equal rights. Jackson is still a very important person today. He was on the balcony, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot. He was apart of his team, and continued on carrying
Holocaust survivor has shown moral courage throughout his lifetime in ways such as persevering through something as horrible as the holocaust when he was only fifteen years old. writing a first person account of what he went through in the holocaust with his father after his mother and sister were killed the first day at the camp. And being awarded a nobel prize for the book he wrote “Night”.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. ALS is also named Lou Gehrig’s disease because he was the first person to bring ALS to a national attention in the 1930’s. Lou Gehrig’s amazing professional baseball career was ended short by this horrific disease. There are multiple treatments for ALS, but no cure for this fatal disease. In 2014, ALS was brought to major attention by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Although Lou has the disease named after him, there are several other notable individuals who have been diagnosed with ALS. These individuals include Stephen Hawking, Jim Hunter, Steve Gleason, George Yardley
Stephen Hawking who is an English theoretical physicist once said ' 'If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America which did not turn out well for the Native Americans ' '. Native Americans were the first people ever to discover, and live in North America. However, exactly when they came and how they arrived is still a mystery. Because they were spread out, and they lived their lives differently, different cultured were born. Back in the days people were not educated, so diseases such as tuberculosis whippet out entire tribes. White settlers became to take Indian land for themselves. Many tribes resisted and fought back for what they had while others tempted to corporate. Over the next century native
Have you ever heard of Henrietta Lacks, Phineas Gage, or Douglas Mawson? All of these people underwent major struggles for the sake of science, but one stands out more than the rest. Henrietta Lacks was a woman who died at age 31 due to cervical cancer; her cells helped form a multi-million dollar industry (“Immortal Cells, Enduring Issues”). Phineas Gage was a railroad worker who had once shoved a iron rod into a blasting hole, which caused the rod to shoot into his skull. Gage faced side effects from this that led scientists to uncover details on the frontal lobe of the brain, and brain disorders (“The Man with the Hole in his Brain”). Lastly, Douglas Mawson was an explorer who was leader of a group exploring uncharted territory in Antarctica.
"The goal you set must be challenging. At the same time, it should be realistic and attainable, not impossible to reach. It should be challenging enough to make you stretch, but not so far that you break" (Rick Hansen). What that quote means is that don 't make a wish, make a realistic goal. Rick Hansen created the Rick Hansen Foundation, persisted to innovate ways to overcome his "Man in Motion World Tour" journey, and illuminated the world by inspiring everyone in his path.
While he made inventions and help America in World War II, he had a turning point in his career. In 1905, Albert Einstein's “miracle year” was the year that stood out in science forever. During this year, Albert Einstein made four theories that will never be forgotten. The first theory he made “showed that light could be created as particles as well as waves.” In the second theory, he proved the existence of atoms and molecules. The third theory, which is a special theory of relativity, said that there was no such thing as absolute space and time. The fourth and last theory “noted an equivalence between energy and mass described as, the most famous equation in all of Physics, E=mc²” (Isaacson). The year 1905 will go down in history science history forever. Without Einstein's “miracle year”, who knows how much we would know today about science. Overall, Albert Einstein created many theories and was a very smart and clever scientist, but the year 1905 will always be remembered as the year that changed
very well be false or very different from how the book describes them, however, as of now, they are the most plausible and accepted ideas available. This proves true for the general theory of relativity as it became victim to contradiction when “[it] predicts that there is a point in the universe where the theory itself breaks down.” (¶) A big rhetorical technique used in the book are tropes (analogies/metaphors). This is very effective in helping the readers understand the book better as it turns theoretical objects into recognizable ones. For instance, Stephen Hawking, in the book, compared “watching an airplane flying over hilly ground” (Hawking 31) to geodesic, or gravitational paths. Another rhetorical device in use are hypoboles as Stephen
“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.” Neil Armstrong answered his own quote by becoming the first person to land the moon and help advance space exploration. For this reason, Neil Armstrong is the most influential person of all time. He is influential for many reasons, some being how machines for space exploration are built, also because of his many achievements and accomplishments, and for how his life story.
In life, when we accomplish our goals we get so consumed with the happiness from completing it that we forget what made that possible in the first place, hard-work. Everything that I have in my life right now and everything I hope to accomplish in the future is all because of the hard-work and dedication I put into everything I do. This way of life was no different for President Coolidge. The hard-work he put in throughout his youth and continuously into his adult years led him to his success of becoming the 30th President of the United States of America. This value of hard-work he is able to show through his career in public service, I find most important and is of great value today and in my life personally.
Why did Columbus travel west? Why did Alexander the Great head east? Because it is that charm, that sense of unknown, that outlook for adventure and expedition which compels humans to explore new frontiers. The ultimate identification of adventure is in living on another planet, millions of light years away from Earth; where one would look up in the night sky with the knowledge that one of those brightly shining stars is in reality the planet that you were born on. However, it is a sobering fact to realize that the unfortunate reason for the human race to abandon the mother Earth and move to another planet is due to the risks caused by our own mutilation of nature whether it is by global warming or famine or nuclear threats.
Imagine being unable to walk, unable to speak, unable to move and unable to breathe. Imagine being in a state of complete paralysis where the only thing that keeps on functioning is your brain, and you live chained to a machine doctors call life support.
Black holes are areas in which huge amounts of mass are compressed together, creating a gravitational field so strong that when it crosses the black hole, not even light can escape. They are the final stage for stars 10-15 times as massive as our Sun, because after they explode into a supernova, the gravity causes them to collapse into themselves. They shrink and compress mass until the former star’s volume is at 0. When this happens, they become infinitely dense and the star’s own light becomes trapped inside. The black holes can only pull in objects of similar or lesser mass, since their gravitational pull is only as strong as their mass. Once a passing object (planets, light, etc.) crosses what is called the event horizon, or when there
Albert Einstein by Karin Ireland tells the story of Albert Einstein’s life. Albert Einstein was an incredibly smart scientist who was born in Germany. He made many observations including finding a flaw in one of Isaac Newton’s laws, a law about gravity pulling on things without mass. After many years of hard work and negativity directed at him, he finally became successful and famous for all his findings and intelligence. Albert Einstein was a very successful man for being inquisitive, intelligent, and devoted.