By: Julianna Sharkey
Thomas edison failed a lot of things but most of the time turned his failures into success. As opposed to inventors who have a full education Thomas Edison went to school for a total of 12 weeks but got pulled out by his mother because the teachers said he was “difficult” and always got “distracted. Unlike other inventors Thomas learned to self teach himself and read books of all different subjects. Like many famous inventors he had a job at 12 years old as a paperboy at the Grand Trunk railroad line. He conducted science experiments in an old boxcar. But couldn’t sell paper there anymore because one of his experiments caught on fire. Compared to other inventors Thomas Edison has gone down as one of the biggest influences on the whole world. In conclusion Thomas Edison has had some fails but turned them into accomplishments.
Although Oprah is one of the most famous people in the world she had to face some failure before she got there. Oprah was living with her grandmother for the first few years of her life until she fell ill and she had to go to a boarding house in Milwaukee. The effect of this is she would grow up in major poverty which lead to her being physically and sexually abused. Since she lived in that house it caused her to be raped at the age of nine. Because of this she went to Nashville, Tennessee to live with her dad at the age of fourteen. As a result of her moving in with her dad she got a full scholarship to Tennessee state university. In order for her to pursue her career in media she had to leave college early. All in all Oprah Winfrey has gone through tough failures but had a result of becoming a famous talk show host because of perseverance.
Walt Disney has been in a lot of difficult situations involving failure before his success. One problem is Walt and his brothers were angry at their father. Their solution was to run away from him. Another dilemma that happened is when walt was twenty-two he went bankrupt after his cartoon in kansas failed. This led to them traveling to traveling to Los Angeles with only forty dollars two pairs of clothes drawing materials and his brother roy to become an actor because he thought his animations were not good. Since his acting career didn’t work out the resolution is he created family theme parks all around the world . This led to Walt Disney overcoming his failures and has turned into an extremely famous originator of walt disney world, walt disney land, disney chanel and many other important corporations.