Sunday, December 27, 2020

Great Examples of Lives - Well Lived

 Stories About Extra-Ordinary Lives and Achievements I found on the Internet:

Live of the Intel Founder

At the age of four, he contracted scarlet fever, which was nearly fatal and caused partial hearing loss. When he was eight, the Nazis occupied Hungary and deported nearly 500,000 Jews to concentration camps, including Auschwitz.

His father, however, was arrested and taken to an Eastern Labor Camp to do forced labor. He barely survived and was reunited with his family only after the war.

During the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, when András was 20, he left his home and family and escaped across the border into Austria. Penniless and barely able to speak English, he changed his name from Gróf András István to Andy Grove and went on to found Intel. Time magazine chose him as "Man of the Year", for being "the person most responsible for the amazing growth in the power and the innovative potential of microchips.

A Story From Another Man: Actor Keanu Reeves

He was abandoned by his father at three years old and grew up with three different stepfathers. He is dyslexic. His dream of becoming a hockey player was shattered by a serious accident. His daughter died at birth. His wife died in a car accident. His best friend, River Phoenix, died of an overdose. His sister battled leukemia.

And with everything that has happened, Keanu Reeves never misses an opportunity to help people in need. When he was filming the movie "The Lake House," he overheard the conversation of two costume assistants; One cried because he would lose his house if he did not pay $20,000 & on the same day Keanu deposited the necessary amount in the woman's bank account; He also donated stratospheric sums to hospitals.

In 2010, on his birthday, Keanu walked into a bakery & bought a brioche with a single candle, ate it in front of the bakery, and offered coffee to people who stopped to talk to him. In 1997 some paparazzi found him walking one morning in the company of a homeless man in Los Angeles, listening to him and sharing his life for a few hours.

Interesting that those who are most broken inside are the ones most willing to help others

This man could buy everything, and instead every day he gets up and chooses one thing that cannot be bought: To be a good person ♥ ️




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