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As a person goes through life, he inevitably will face challenges. For some people, these challenges come quickly in their life, while others may not have many challenges while they are young, making it easy for them to achieve a good position in life. Booker T. Washington’s statement ‘I have learned that success is to…

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hich is a more important measure of success: Accomplishment or struggle? If two people have struggled equally but one has accomplished more then the more accomplished person has clearly succeeded more. If two people have achieved the same goals one might say they have the same success regardless of a difference in struggle required, But…

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‘I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in live as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.’ –Booker T. Washington. Oh my goodness. Reading this sentence brought forth so many neurons firing in my brain that I knew this…

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Mr Washington’s struggles to improve the position of black Americans in a country that viewed blacks as second class, near citizens, are well documented. His successes, too. He has standing on the questions of both struggle and success. One questions such standing with trepidation. But in the end his observation is both sharp and logically…

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Success depends on the overcoming of obstacles, not upon the position a person reaches in life. Is a person born to wealth and power ‘successful’? I would categorize him as merely lucky enough to be born into the right family. Such a person receives his position through no merits of his own, no good character…

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Washington’s assertion is a product of its time, the American Gilded Age, when the self-made man was the figure most worthy of emulation. Children learned that in the stories of Horatio Alger; adults saw it personified in figures such as Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and the Wright brothers. Is a struggle toward…

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To many people, a measure of success comes from material gains, or a position of power, or the influence they can exert. All of these are obvious and justifiable yardsticks of a successful life or career. However, are they the best way to pass or fail someone’s life? Booker T. Washington offers an alternate view…

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As a popular aphorism goes ‘You count your talent by what you can do, but others count it by what you have done’. This is ample proof of the fact that when it comes to judging others, we take a harsher attitude – one that takes into account what they have actually accomplished, irrespective of…

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Huckleberry Finn perfectly exemplifies Booker T. Washington’s comment that ‘success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, but by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.’ Finn’s great moment, the meditation in which he declares ‘All right then, I’ll go to hell,’ is…

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I think of the struggles I’ve endured in my lifetime. I’ve struggled to be able to wake up before the sun comes up so that I can get to work on time. I’ve learned through many kinds of absence to live without someone I have cared about deeply. Further, I have discovered that, despite my…