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John James Audubon: Leap

I do not remember how I heard of John James Audobon, but I remember being very interested in the lesson his life taught. Some it seems are blessed beyond measure and everything they do works out great. John did not live a life like this, but spent much time trying to be who others wanted him to be and was wholly unsuccessful. It was only when he fully embraced what his heart begged of him that he found success.

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Marvin Heemeyer: Rage and the machine

When I heard the story of Marvin Heemeyer I was drawn to the dedication with which he pursued revenge. For most, anger causes outbursts, but with Marvin it was a long and methodical process. I came to understand that to a lesser degree we all may be allowing rage and resentment to slowly burn within us

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Maria das Graças Silva Foster: Redefining freedom

This post is a call for everyone to stop looking for excuses and to get going. You are probably oppressed. You could probably spend the rest of your life writing down the many ways in which your a victim. I would not recommend that strategy unless you'd like to be an absolutely miserable person to be around and never accomplish anything in your life.

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Rudolf Abel: Would it help?

I first saw Rudolf Abel depicted in _Bridge of Spies _in which he was a noteworthy side character. His calm demeanor in the face of certain death really spoke to me. The way in which he calmly handled the chaos of life made our constant preoccupation with things beyond our control seem patently absurd. Abel's life lesson is one I reflect back on when the world seems difficult.

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