Friday, July 29, 2011
IMPOSSIBILITY IS NOTHING
Impossibility is defined in the English dictionary as something not possible, unable to be, exist or happen. Nothing on the other hand is defined as indicating the absence of meaning, value worth; zero quantity. Fusing them together, we’ll arrive at this definition-“Something not possible, unable to exist or happen is value worth; zero quantity.” You may want to flip it to mean “nothing is impossible.”
Key words are “something, possible, happen and value worth; zero quantity” which we need to take note of as we travel in life.
Start and think for a moment about how you would live life if you were deaf and blind. Would you attempt college? Write books? Learn four different languages? Become a political activist? If so, then you would be in good company with the extra ordinary person who was Helen Keller. She accomplished everything mentioned above and then some. Needless to say, she had and therefore made the world a better place.
Helen Adams Keller was born a healthy child in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA on June 27th, 1880. As an infant before she could learn how to speak, was diagnosed with brain fever at the time; perhaps it was scarlet fever which left her deaf and blind.
Her growth from infancy to childhood-she was wild and unruly, and had little, real understanding of the world around her.
In “The Story of My Life” in her own words, Helen Keller at age 22 a student of Radcliffe College, sister School of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Helen’s life experienced a transformation upon arrival of Anne Sullivan, her teacher and mentor, when she succeeded in conveying to Helen the “mystery of language” began March day 1887 when she was a few months short of seven years old. On that day, which Miss Keller was always to call “The most important day I can remember in my life,” Miss Sullivan, a 20year old graduate of the Perkins school for the blind, came to Keller through sympathetic interest of Alexander Graham Bell.
Miss Sullivan turned the uncontrolled child into a responsible human being and succeeded in awakening and stimulating her marvelous mind.