Perseverance

By Ramsay Johnson

Introduction

Perseverance doesn't just mean recovering from an adversity, it means thriving after an adversity. The Kid President, Jackie Robinson and Winston Churchill are all examples of persevering after an adversity.

Jackie Robinson (Problem/ Solution)

At one time there was racial segregation in America and African-Americans were treated poorly and treated as if whites were better than them. Everything was separate for whites and blacks, such as bathrooms, schools and even baseball. After years of segregation, on April 15th 1947, with the help of Branch Rickey, the manager for the Brooklyn Dodgers, one man stepped up to end this problem of segregation in baseball. That man, was Jackie Robinson.

It wasn’t easy for Robinson to end segregation, he had to go through an abundance of racism and people who yelled at him to leave baseball and threatened him and his family. It wasn’t just the fans and other teams who told did those things, it was his own teammates.

Soon enough though everyone began to accept him. Through all of his hardship he kept going and persevered through the racism. His teammates, the fans and the other teams began to accept him and he achieved his goal and broke the color barrier. He showed that he could play baseball the same way everyone else does. Jackie Robinson solved this huge problem.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill (Sequence)

Winston Churchill is an inspiring and intelligent historical figure. He was born in Blenheim palace, Woodstock, England on November 30th, 1874. In his early childhood he didn’t get to see his parents often so he grew a strong relationship with his nanny too which he stayed close to until her death in 1895. First when he was a young child he experienced many illnesses that almost killed him, to add on to that he was ignored by his parents because they were never home so he had to talk to his nanny his whole childhood. After that is when he was voted out of politics so many times and he never gave up and always kept trying to get back into politics. Finally his greatest accomplishment was in world war two, when he was the prime minister of The United Kingdom, he never surrendered to the Nazis even after they had attacked and killed many people. Winston Churchill once said, “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” From this quote we know that he has perseverance and is fit to be a leader. Throughout Churchill’s life he has shown perseverance, honesty and decisiveness.

Robbie Novak (Discription)

Robby Novak is best known as the kid president. He is a funny and enjoyable kid. However, he has a rare, life-long chronic condition called osteogenesis. Osteogenesis makes him have weak bones which make them break easily. His body doesn’t have enough collagen to form strong bones. Sometimes his bones break for no reason at all.

Robby has gone through 70 bone breaks and he has faced a lot of pain and fear in his life. Despite these adversities he never stopped being a normal energetic kid as seen in his videos. He has shown perseverance through his hilarious videos. “The time to be awesome is now!” was once said by kid president. This quote shows that he is energetic despite his terrible disease. He always keeps going no matter what. He also has his sister which helps him get through the tough times. She also has the disease.


Losing to Win (Cause/ Effect)

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Eleanor Roosevelt and Rosetsu (Compare and Contrast)

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Conclusion

Many people have persevered through these adversities. It takes a lot of strength to get through adversities. These examples show that it is in everyone's daily lives.