History has introduced you to a collection of exceptional people from the most unexpected of backgrounds. International schools in Manila show the best coverage of the history of these people. These people are the epitome of living life to the fullest, no matter what odds they faced they continue to strive for what they believe in and work in that direction. If you’re looking for a role model you are in the right page because the following people will inspire you to get the best out of you.
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Beethoven is a name that any musician is familiar with or have come across. Known for his classical and romantic compositions, Beethoven was born into a musically inclined family that developed his interests in the art. But as he grew older his hearing deteriorated until he was completely deaf. This challenge never stopped him from writing the most beautiful symphonies you could ever hear.
Born with a rare condition called Tetra-amelia syndrome, which is when you are born without all four of your limbs. As you can imagine it is hard for a child to live this way as it is, add on to that how society can be cruel at times. This all equals a childhood that is no walk in the park. He overcame all this and started his own NGO called ‘Life Without Limbs’. He then went on to graduate with a degree in Accounting and Financial Planning, became a motivational speaker and was an author of multiple books all about life, hope and overcoming disabilities.
Randy Pausch was a professor of computer science and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He was given 3 months to live, but by God’s grace live much longer than that. Before dying 2 years after his diagnosis he gave a lecture titled: “The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”
This lecture was centered about his journey of checking off his list of childhood dreams and accomplishing them all. This was a lecture that gained popularity in YouTube. He also co-authored the book called “The Last Lecture” that gives off the same feel and message.
Stephen Hawking is a known cosmologist, renowned for his work on black holes and gravitational singularities. Another thing he is known for is his condition called motor neuron disease, which basically paralyzes his arms, legs and voice. Even with this disability his numerous theories prove that he is one of the brightest minds to ever grace this earth. You can experience his brilliance displayed in a book he authored “A Brief History of Time.”
Jessica Cox was born with no arms yet this disability never stopped her from living a normal life. She graduated with a major in Psychology and is still able to write, drive a car or brush her hair just like anyone else would. She can also dance and has a black belt in taekwondo. What she does which not everyone can do is fly a plane, not only that she is also the first pilot to have no arms. Her whole life is a story worth telling and says that no disability can stop you from having a normal life.
The people on this list are examples of people that face their own personal challenges yet are still able to not just live regular lives but be excellent at it. You now have no excuse not to grab each opportunity and live life to the fullest.