The perseverance of Thomas Edison, as he tried scores of materials before finally trying tungsten as the filament of the light bulb he was inventing; the dedication of Abraham Lincoln as he studied law on his own while struggling to make a living -- these were...
As Dr, Sowell notes: "There was a time, within living memory, when the achievements of others were not only admired but were often taken as an inspiration for imitation...." Indeed many here remember at time when aspiring to be a millionaire was a lofty goal (that is when a million was a million). Not so the case today led by America's Lenin in the White House who regularly panders to the politics of envy. "There are a lot of smart people out there..." who by implication have been robbed of their right to wealth by the rich who freeload on the back of society. This is Marxism pure and simple and that it gains any traction whatsoever on the political stage is positively amazing.
There was a time, within living memory, when the achievements of others were not only admired but were often taken as an inspiration for imitation of the same qualities that had served these achievers well, even if we were not in the same field of endeavor and were not expecting to achieve on the same scale.
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