Sometimes we envy celebrities for having perfect lives. Little do we know, however, that a lot of these stars have struggled just like the rest of us.
So if you’re feeling a little down and thinking that you’re just not lucky enough, you better think again. Here are ten inspiring stories from celebrities who turned struggles into success.
1. Walt Disney
Due to a lack of funding, Walt Disney had to declare bankruptcy just a year after opening his company. But he didn’t let that knock him down. He spent the last bit of money he had to buy a ticket to Hollywood and the rest, as they say, is history.
2. Michael Jordan
When Michael Jordan was a sophomore in high school, he didn’t get selected for the basketball team because he was considered too short. He used that as motivation to work harder and it paid off as he went on to win six NBA rings.
3. Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone had people telling him that he wasn’t going to make it. At the lowest point of his life, he wrote the script for Rocky and offered the rights to it for $350,000, but refused to sell it unless he also got the starring role.
4. Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey and his dad lived in a van and were poor. Carrey quit school at 15 to begin working as a janitor and then he took a tire factory job to help support his family. His tough childhood didn’t stop him from becoming one of the greatest comedy actors in Hollywood.
5. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp was prone to self-inflicted knife wounds. He started smoking at the age of 12, started doing dru gs at 14, and eventually dropped out of high school at 16. He managed to turn his life around and became the incredible actor we all know today.
6. Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs got fired from his own company. He said that that was the best thing that ever happened to him because it set him free and let him enter into the most creative period of his life. His return to Apple was proof of that.
7. Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein skipped classes and used to copy notes so he could pass his exams. After graduating, he couldn’t get a job in physics for two years. But despite all that, he won a Nobel Prize and his name is synonymous with genius.
8. Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise had a tough upbringing with his father being abusive and living in poverty. When he was 12, he managed to escape along with his mother and sister. Cruise went on to become one of the most successful actors of all time.
9. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey endured a terrible childhood, which included physical and se xual abuse, neglect, and poverty up until the age of 13 when she finally ran away from home and went to live with her father. He made her focus on education and her path to an amazing career began once she got accepted to Tennessee State University.
10. Stephen King
Stephen King’s first novel Carrie was rejected 30 times and even he himself disliked it – but his wife persisted. He never stopped writing and eventually, he became the man he is today.
So yes, never lose hope, people. Always remember that “life is not a problem to be solved, but a gift to be enjoyed.”
21 Cool Teachers Who’ll Make You Want To Be In Their Classes
I want to be in #11’s class!
Teachers are among the main people that shape a kid’s mind, character, and outlook in life. There are so many kinds of teachers out there, but unfortunately, we mostly remember the scary and mean ones.
However, you always have a choice to not focus on those “terror teachers,” because there are a lot of terrific ones that could brighten up your day. Here are 21 cool teachers who will make you want to be in their classes.
1. This cool teacher drew a world map from memory.
4,800 People Line Up In The Rain For Hours To Save A Boy’s Life
The boy’s parents and doctors are hoping they’d find a stem cell match as soon as possible.
Five-year-old boy Oscar Saxelby-Lee of Worcester has a rare type of cancer and his family is desperately trying to save his life. According to the doctors, the poor child only has about three months to find a matching stem cell donor to treat his Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL).
In a touching moment that has since inspired the internet, a record-breaking number of 4,855 people showed up and stayed in line for hours - despite the rain - to be tested as potential donors.
30 Bitter Truths By Truth Potato That Are Too Relatable
#6 is really deep.
Our environment, circumstances, and the bitter truths we face in our lives mostly define our reality. It’s not always pleasant as sometimes the truth hurts, and it’s a sad part of life that you have to accept.
Hearing the truth is not always fun, and more often than not, you’ll think that people who told you the harsh realities are simply hating on you. So why not hear it from an adorable potato with awkwardly tiny hands and button eyes? Here are 30 bitter truths by Truth Potato that are just too relatable.