Ben Carson- A Folktale Hero Ben Carson is known for giving hope back to children and their loved ones when all hope is gone by touching cases that are ”inoperable” to give children a second chance at living. Through his childhood and continually through adulthood he shows determination to be and do his best every single day. This has impacted the community because he works to give families hope when they have none left; touching cases nobody else would, and working towards a common goal, to give dying children a second chance at life. Ben Carson wasn’t always the famed neurosurgeon he is today, he grew up in the ghetto of Detroit with nobody expecting him to be or do anything special. However, through determination to be and do his absolute best, he became something special.
He needed to be treated as if he was a part of the community and maintains an ability to make a difference. However, the teachers all shoved him away refusing to hear his heart crying out for love and acceptance. He had no idea who he was as a person nor love to guide him through life. Paul’s father could have made the biggest impact on his suicide. More than anyone, a boy needs his father to approve of him and teach him how to be a man.
Although Doyle watched this happen, he explains to his viewers how names and faces had no value behind them. He was unable to indentify anyone he saw, but could explain the bond that these individuals obtained as hey ended their lives together: “I try to whisper prayers for the sudden dead and the harrowed families of the dead/ and the screaming souls of the murderers but keep coming back to his hand and her/ hand nestled in each other”. Doyle’s point of view concludes that regardless if individuals know one another, in the event of something so horrifying, they will unite to gains a sense of security. Billy Collins illustrates another point of view in his poem, “The Names”.
I ain't got nobody." Through this quote we see that Johnny wishes that he had loving and caring parents. He isn’t angry. He just wants to have an actual family. This is also the only part of the text were we see Johnny’s relationship with his dad and it’s the first time he really speaks openly with anyone about his thoughts on family issues.
Morrie deteaches himself so that he can accept these predicaments in his life and so that he will be able to embrace his deathe easier since he’s well aware that it’s approaching. A quote Morrie constantly refers is to “Love each other or die”. He stresses this quote and major theme in the novel because he feels that an abundance of love and compassion is the highest sense of fulfillment that one can experience; especially because Morrie had such a significant lack of both love and compassion throughout his childhood. Love is so crucial to Morrie as he is nearing his final days of life because he feels that without the care of those who love him, he would perish. Morrie is not afraid of dying, however
For me it was when I first separated from my partner and my kids decided they wanted to live with their father. When this event happened I never imagined my kids going through any suffering because they lived with their dad and I thought this is what they wanted to be, but they did. Quietly they suffered while both their dad and mom selfishly argued about what we wanted and felt we needed. We could never agree mutually on anything. We never considered the mere fact that the kids were close by and that they are like little sponges that absorb anything they see or hear and that this affects them the way they grow up.
Even though someone might be happy or look happy doesn’t mean that they have never thought that life might not be worth living. Lance Armstrong’s story had much to do with this concept of life or death. Even though he had cancer he had the fight in him and the confidence that he would pull through the cancer and survive because he wanted to live and his aspect of life was very positive to him and he did pull through like he knew he would. That doesn’t mean he didn’t ever want to give up but in the end he always had the strength to survive and go on with his life in a positive manner. Many people see life as a thing that can be fixed which is not always the thought.
Thus, he expresses his unconventional thoughts freely because he is indifferent of what others feel about his apathetic honesty. This is demonstrated in response to when Marie asks him when his mother has died. “[He] explain[s] that [his] mother [has] died. ‘When?’ she ask[s], and [he] [says], ‘Yesterday.’ She [makes] no remark, though [he] thought she [shrinks] away a little.” (14) She is disturbed by this honesty because he just dated her last night without grieving his mother; it’s socially unacceptable to not to grief for death of one’s parent, but Meursault believe that her mother death is not his fault and emotionally detach himself form that matter. Nonetheless, this honesty doesn’t complicate situation and she doesn’t mention about his mother again.
This could be a question that optimistic person might ask. In the autobiography “It’s Not About the Bike” by Lance Armstrong, he described how difficult was life for him. He explained the difficult that was for him to fight against cancer. Lance Armstrong considered that life was so valuable and said that he did not know why he got cancer, and how he could survive to the illness. Nevertheless, he knew that life has given him a second chance and he felt optimistic even after all the bad thing he had to overcome in his life such as the brain surgery and cancer.
My granddad was an inspiration to me; he’s pushed me towards helping people. This came to my decision that I am going to help people as my job, a doctor. I want to be able to stop people from losing a loved one when they don’t need to die, to stop them going through the horrid torture I went through and still am. You never get over a death of a loved one, no matter how hard you try; they’re apart of you for life and nothing can change that. My granddad taught me to love, he taught me life is precious, whether it’s fun or hard going, it is something to treasure for as long as you can.