Booker T. Washington

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Booker T. Washington was a great man with a great past. He was one of the brave people with the heart to overcome slavery and make something of himself. Mr. Washington had the same thoughts as any other slave, envying the white man, and never turning negative items into positive so they might benefit him later in life. Soon, he realized the way to his success, and he pursued it with his entire mite. His determination was outstanding and even inspirational. Now we use him as an example to show that there is nothing impossible in the world today, no even if all the odds are against you.

"In later years, I confess that I do not envy the white boy as I once did. I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reach in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed."

The moment Mr. Washington started to think and believe the passage I stated above is the moment he started achieving. When you envy your enemy, when you become jealous, you might as well surrender. You are stating that they are more superior then you, but given the circumstances, in reality one man is doing more work then the other. When a rich man gives a lot of money to a charity, that man is looked up too as a great person, sure what he did is good, but that money means nothing to him. When a poor man gives five dollars to a charity, in reality that five dollars is worth much more then the millions the rich man gave for that is his food money for the week. For example, In Armenia, a lot of people donated money for the cause,