topic 131: Before you commit the Suicide, read this! (episode 3)

 Before you commit the Suicide, read this!
Let us take a look at the life of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of America (and still one of the greatest president of America till date). CHECK EPISODE 2 HEREThis is a man that his story has been a huge inspiration to me,
and I believe, if you will read patiently, his story can inspire you also. Right from his humble beginnings to achieve the highest office in the land. Is hope alive

Abraham Lincoln overcame great setbacks and obstacles on his journey. He was born in poverty and had to face defeat throughout his life. He could have quit many times, but he refused. He could have committed suicide many times, but he chose to always fight another day.  He persisted against the odds.
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*He was born, February the 12th, 1809*.
At age 7, Abraham Lincoln's family was forced out of their home and he needed to work to support his family.
*At age 9, his mother passed away*
At age 19, his sister dies
*At 22, A business venture failed. At 23, He ran for the State Legislature. He lost.*
At 23, In the same year, he also lost his job. He decided he wanted to go to law school but couldn't get in.
*At 24, he borrowed money from a friend to start a business. By the end of the year, he was bankrupt.*
At 25, He ran for the State Legislature again. This time he won.
*At 26, The year was looking better as he was engaged to be married. Unfortunately, his fiancée died and he was grief stricken.*
At 27, This was the year he had a total nervous breakdown and for 6 months was bedridden.
*At 27, He sought to become Speaker of the State Legislature. He was defeated.*
At 31, He sought to become Elector. He was defeated.
*At 33, He gets married to a woman named Mary Todd. They have 4 boys but only one would live to maturity.*
At 34, He ran for Congress. He lost.
*At 37, He ran for Congress again. He won and moved to Washington.*
At 39, He ran for re-election to Congress. He lost.

*At 40, he sought the job of Land Officer in his home state. He didn't get the job.*
At 41, His son, Edward, dies.
*At 45, He ran for the Senate of the United states. He lost.*
At 46 He sought the Vice Presidential nomination at a national convention. He got less than 100 votes.
*At 49, He ran for the Senate again. He lost again.*
At 51, Abraham Lincoln is elected President of the United States
*At 53 His son, Willie, dies at age 12.*
Abraham Lincoln is a perfect example of why you can't let setbacks knock you down for long. His life made a difference in the world and yours can too, if you just try to fight another day, rather than committing the suicide.

Now tell me, “how can a man that has gone through all these ill-fate in life still becomes the best president America has ever produced”? It was simply because against all odds of life, this man never gave up for once. He knew what he carried inside of him. He knew his identity in life. He knew life challenges are meant to come, but they are never meant to be permanent. He never gave up, even when situations and people around gave up on him. Even when he gained his sense back after going insane, he still picked up himself again and again. 

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