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Monday, November 05, 2007

Ambition

"Rags to riches" is my favorite type of story. This one is not about money, but it's in the same spirit: the refusal to accept one's "station" in life. It is about ambition; about wanting to be more than one was "born into"; about not accepting the man-made as the metaphysical, even if it's really difficult to change. In a way, it is also a story of how great the USA really is.

This true story is about a young 19-year old immigrant, working as a farm laborer in the 1980s. Twenty years later, he's an assistant professor of neurosurgery and oncology and director of the brain-tumor stem-cell laboratory at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

2 Comments:

  • What an amazing story of human determination! This is the kind of story that should be flooding the news and the internet--thanks for writing about it.

    By Blogger Rational Jenn, at 1:26 PM  

  • Wonderful - Thank you.

    By Blogger johnnycwest, at 9:11 PM  

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