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    Another good example of a man

    Another good example of a man with a tenacious perseverance is Mr. Chris Gardner, CEO of stock-brokerage firm, Gardner Rich & Co, Chicago, Illinois. During the early 1980s, he struggled with homelessness while raising his infant son, Christopher, Jr. Gardner credits his tenacity and meteoric success to the "spiritual eugenics" handed down to him by his filial mother, Bettye Jean Triplett.

    Despite having an unhappy marriage and her long periods of absence, Bettye Jean was a true source of gallant inspiration and strength to her son Chris. She encouraged Gardner to believe in himself, and sowed the seeds of self-reliance and confidence in him.

    Gardner quotes her as saying, "You can only rely on yourself. The cavalry ain't coming". Gardner also knew about the detrimental effects of alcoholism, domestic abuse, illiteracy and powerlessness from his early experiences, and they were things he wanted to avoid in the future.


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    Re: Another good example of a man

    It reads very well. I am just curious as to the reason you used "filial". It seems to me that "mother" was sufficient.

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    Re: Another good example of a man

    Thank you Mike.

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    Re: Another good example of a man

    What about "filial"?

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    #5

    Re: Another good example of a man

    I guess filial wouldn't be appropriate here.You were right.Thank you for pointing it out.

    Kuben

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    Re: Another good example of a man

    Quote Originally Posted by kuben123 View Post
    I guess filial wouldn't be appropriate here. (Space required after a full stop.) You were right. (Space required after a full stop.) Thank you for pointing it out.

    Kuben
    Remember to put a space after a full stop.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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