Perseverance

By: Aimee Patterson 1/2 L.A Jackson

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The Purpose of Perseverance

Perseverance is what drives a person to achieve more and set goals. Knowing your purpose and working hard can get you further in life. When facing life's challenges and adversity, think positive and keep going. If no one persevered, everyone would be depressed and full of sorrow. Individuals that are determined can accomplish more in life than people who yield. People that are included in this newsletter is Malala Yousafzai, Survivor, and Louie Zamperini. Both Malala and Louie faced life-threatening situations and persevered through it. The purpose of this newsletter is to show people to not give up and think positive through tough times.
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Malala Yousafzai- The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot By the Taliban

Malala Yousafzai's life changed forever on October 9, 2012. While riding on a school bus, she was shot by a follower of the terrorist group called the Taliban. Since she was advocating for girls education and rights, Malala was a main target for the Taliban. After being shot, she didn't let that stop her from speaking out. How the time period cause or effect the adversity Malala faced is that the other people in Pakistan didn't want to speak out or help Malala because they were afraid that they would be killed by the Taliban or targeted. Malala believes that "One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world." A few years later, a non-profit organization named the Malala Fund was created. The organization also advocates for equality, empowering girls, and education for all. What we can learn from Malala Yousafzai's experience is to never give up and don't let other people stop you from achieving your dreams or stop what you believe in.
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Eye of the Tiger- Survivor

The song Eye of the Tiger by Survivor sings about beating the odds and persevering through tough times. People should always follow their dreams no matter what faces them or who stands in their way. If individuals want to achieve something, they should work hard toward it. People that are lazy and complacent, accomplish nothing. What we can learn from the song Eye of the Tiger by Survivor is that when facing tough times and adversity, you should always follow your dreams.
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Unbroken- Louie Zamperini

While on a B-24 plane flying over the Pacific Ocean during World War II, Louie Zamperini and his crew crash land into the ocean. Surviving forty-seven days at sea, Zamperini and his friend, Russell Allen "Phil" Phillips, were captured by the Japanese. During those two years in captivity, they were tortured. The adversities that Zamperini had to overcome to succeed is he was sick, beaten by the Japanese, and watched many American captives get tortured. Zamperini thinks about giving up along the way but thinking about his family, other American captives, and having the will to stay alive, he and Phillips survive. What we can learn from Zamperini's experience is that when faced with adversity, don't let that stop you.
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What we can learn from perseverance of others to help us overcome our own adversity in today's world

What we can learn from the perseverance of others to help us overcome our own adversity in today's world is everyone faces their own challenges in life, and the people that work hard and think positive end up triumphant in the end. Malala Yousafzai faced many life-threatening challenges every day in Pakistan when the Taliban were gaining power. She had many goals and dreams and eventually achieved them. Louie Zamperini was almost killed many times in captivity while being a captive with the Japanese. He worked hard and did not give up. These two people survived situations many people would have been killed in. Many people around the world faces some of the same challenges Malala and Zamperini did. Those individuals should know that life gets better and don't give up.
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Photo Citations

Rock Climber:

Svitych, Alexander. Why We Must Not Give Up. N.d. Perseverance. Web. 26 May 2015. <http://alexandersvitych.com/tag/perseverance/>.


Malala Yousafzai:

2014 Nobel Prize Winners: Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi. 2014.2014 Nobel Prize Winners: Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi. Web. 26 May 2015. <http://blog.red.org/2014/10/2014-nobel-prize-winners-malala.html>.


Survivor:

More Info on the Song. N.d. Tiger Strypes. By Jamie. Web. 27 May 2015. <http://www.tigerstrypes.com/eye-of-the-tiger/>.


Louie Zamperini:

“Forgiveness Saved My Life” Says World War II Army Veteran Louis Zamperini Who Was Immortalized in Book/Movie ‘Unbroken’. 2015.International Forgiveness Institute. Web. 27 May 2015. <https://internationalforgiveness.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/forgiveness-saved-life-says-world-war-ii-army-veteran-louis-zamperini-immortalized-bookmovie-unbroken/>.


Perseverance Sign:

The Power Of Passionate Perseverance. N.d. Christian Business Academy. Web. 27 May 2015. <http://www.christianbusinessacademy.com/the-power-of-passionate-perseverance/>.


Perseverance Quote Falling 19 Times And Succeeding The 20th:

Perseverance Is failing 19 times and Succeeding the 20th. N.d. Picture Quotes. Web. 28 May 2015. <http://www.picturequotes.com/perseverance-is-failing-19-times-and-succeeding-the-20th-quote-7472>.