Uneven Road Toward Perseverance

By: Andrea Solis

What's Perseverance?

Perseverance is even when the road gets bumpy when you have determination toward succeeding in life nothing can be impossible. One of my favorite quotes from perseverance is "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow" by Mary Anne Radmacher. This quote means that you don't have to be loud to persevere as long as you have a purpose in persevering.

Eleanor and her Triumph (Description)

Since Eleanor Roosevelt was born during the 1884 she was always an unwanted girl. During her childhood she would watch as her mother stroked her brother's blonde long hair along with having them both on her lap. And Eleanor would not get any of that treatment of getting her hair stroked by her mother. During one of her mother's gatherings Eleanor was called a "Granny" by her own mother because of Eleanor's seriousness. Her mother Anne along the years began to put her aside. She began to have a lot of fears including being afraid of the dark, afraid of animals, afraid of strangers, afraid of people that wouldn't like her, and afraid of being scolded. The cause of all her fears was the overwhelm of being an undesired girl. And her mother Anne wanting a boy instead of a girl. Eleanor's mom would always hide their disappointment of not wanting a girl. When Eleanor was 8 her mother died along with her brother Elliot who caught diphtheria. She was then sent to live with her grand-mother along with her little brother Hall. There they ate their meals in silence and would be expected to take cold baths every morning.

Later on when Eleanor was a teen she was sent to a boarding school in London. Eleanor finally began to feel free. She wasn't going to be alone anymore and forced to go to places she didn't want to go. There Eleanor learned self discipline, how to dress, and how to exercise. She began to care more about her appearance and finally felt like people liked and cared about her. An example of the generosity the people had toward Eleanor was by placing books and flowers in her room every morning. Later on Eleanor began to feel like she had a purpose in life. She began to work with poor children at the Rivington Street Settlement. Along with teaching little girls gymnastics and taking them to museums and musical performances. She then found love and married her fifth cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Eleanor wouldn't be the person she is today if it weren't for her grandmother Hall and Madame Marie Souvestre the teacher who her to the place she is today. Grandmother Hall took her to the place where she found herself and the purpose she had in life and her triumph of going into Allenswood. On the other hand Madame Marie Souvestre was the mother she never had and gave her the motivation a mom is supposed to give. Eleanor became the person she's today by believing in herself and wouldn't listen to what the others said.

Orphan Train Rider

Orphan Train Rider is about a kid named Lee and the struggle behind getting adopted and being on a train that's going West during the 1854-1930. Along with stories of other children and the struggle behind being on a train.
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Being Jackie

Cause and Effect

"Jackie Robinson is first to bat for the Brooklyn Dodgers... and AHHHHHHH he makes a home run." Jackie Robinson isn't an ordinary baseball player he had something inside him other people didn't have. And that was being the first African American to play in the major leagues. But before he could be in the place he is today he had to experience a lot of adversities. The White people had a strong conviction against African Americans playing baseball in the major leagues. So they would try to provoke a race riot to prove that no African American had the right to play in the major leagues. As a result they would try to get inside Jackie's head that he had no right to play but Jackie's resilience toward the whites didn't affect him. Eventually the White didn't just sit there with their hands crossed they had more plans to destroy Jackie and any other African American. They would frighten fans and make them afraid to attend games. Jackie Robinson would also be verbally and physically hurt. He would be called names because of his skin color like the phrase of "Negro" one of the other baseball players used to define his skin color. Aside from being called names and being physically hurt he would also be taunt and goad. After 35 years of being called names, verbally and physically hurt. He along with any African American finally gained to be respected because of being an African American and we can know look up to him to be... The First African American Baseball Player.

Steeping Stones into the Major Leagues

Jackie had a tough start ever since he became part of the Brooklyn Dodgers. He would first get called names because of the color of his skin. Next he would get blamed of things he didn't do. An example is when a white baseball player blamed him for an accident that he didn't do. Then he got physically hurt from players on his team or even the team that he would be going against. One exemplar was when "Jackie was shortstop and another player comes down from first, stealing, flying in with spikes high, and cuts him in the leg and laughs in his face saying "How do you like that, nigger boy". Upcoming Jackie would also be provoked by player and would call him names like "Nigger" so Jackie would fight back and get fired. But he wasn't combative and remained adhere to his contract of not fighting back. Following with people trying to discourage him by taunting him and goading him. But Jackie's resolve to remain in the Brooklyn Dodgers didn't discourage him into being an all star in baseball.

What's the Solution to our Problem

"The Sandy Road" (a Jataka folktale) is about how merchant dealer try to cross a desert but they couldn't travel during the day so they have to travel around night. During one of the nights they released an oxen so they know had no source of water of food.
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Compare Nadja and Eleanor

Ever since day one Eleanor was an unwanted children whose mother didn't like or wanted to be a girl. Along with being an unwanted girl she was also called many hurtful names including "Granny" and "Ugly Duckling" by her mother Anne. On the other hand Nadja was a girl who was forced to play the violin. But in the end she became an amazing violinist. In addition she also had some misfortunes including wanting to quit and beginning to have eating disorders. She was able to get back on track and become a great violinist. Both of these women have made a positive impact in our world.
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Lessons Learned

No matter the size big or small tall or short we all have a thing that makes us the same. We all have had thought times were you needed a little motivation. When we persevere we all can succeed as long as we have determination toward succeeding . We take many things for granted in this world but sometime the people who don't have something we have are the people who persevere the hardest and are mature. An example of a person who has persevered through life is Kayla Montgomery. Kayla Montgomery is a runner who was diagnose with Multiple Sclerosis which would mean that every-time she run her legs heated up to a high temperature. She's a person who falls but gets right up and would always comes to her coach's hands.
'E:60' - Catching Kayla