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The video I'd posted yesterday has been viewed at other sites, too. As you know, the speaker brought his live audience to their feet!
There's more to his story, and I happen to know it, being from Michigan. He was not a shining star in school. He'd been rejected by a few colleges due to his low grade point average.
He persevered. And rose above the problems.
What's the difference between a person who rises above their circumstances, and someone who doesn't?
Add the vocabulary you desire to answer my above question: Courage, insight, tenacity, the refusal to sit out on life, etc.
It all comes down to one thing: Refusal to be a victim.
Judge Bernstein interpreted his reality as a report, not as a sentence.
All of us can do the same thing.
Make it a new mantra when thinking about your situation: "It was a report not a sentence."
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