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30 Persistent Trees That Show Us We Should Never Give Up On Life

We can all learn a thing or two from these perennial plants!

It was American poet Joyce Kilmer who originally penned the now-immortal words, “I think I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree.” Judging by the photos below, we can see that trees aren’t only lovely – they’re also sturdy and very persistent!

It’s really as if these trees are teaching us, humans, that old adage that says “if there’s a will”, then there is indeed “a way”. Yes, we all can learn a thing or two about resilience and survival from these determined perennial plants.

Check out this photo compilation below and see how nature proved it’s strength and power:

#1. This is just simply fascinating.

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#2. Palm tree fell down but still managed to curve right up.

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#3. Four new trees spring out of one fallen tree.

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#4. The sole survivor in the tsunami that destroyed about 70,000 trees in Japan. It’s now being protected and restored.

Source: Reddit
#5. The Tree of Life as found in Washington’s Olympic National Park.

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#6. Roots on the sidewalk.

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#7. Simply beautiful!

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#8. This persistent tree still thrived on a traffic sign.

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#9. Nothing can take this tree down.

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#10. Thanks to the lights, this tree just keeps on growing.

Source: Reddit
#11. Persistence at its finest.

Source: Paul Chesley
#12. These roots are hungry for nutrients.

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#13. Pure determination.

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#14. Meanwhile, this is in Cambodia’s Ta Promh Temple.

Source: Wikipedia
#15. This tree just refuses to die.

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Russia’s Psychic Cat Achilles Correctly Predicts World Cup Opening Game Winner

But can he predict the 2018 FIFA World Cup champion?

The new Nostradamus might be an adorable furry critter. A sweet Russian cat has been chosen to predict the outcome of the first game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It may seem hard to believe but the feline was spot on with his prediction.

Achilles is already a modern day prophet. After all, the cat correctly predicted most of the results in last year's Confederate Cup in Russia. Nevertheless, people wondered if the adorable feline will manage to prophesy what would happen in this year's World Cup opening game. Achilles had to choose between Russia and Saudi Arabia, and managed to predict the motherland's stunning victory.

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Artist Shares Emotional Comic About Finding Your Childhood Bully After Many Years

This is how bullying can haunt your life for years and years to come…

If you’ve ever been bullied as a child, you know the effects can stay with you for a long time. Harsh words and deeds can really scar the soul and there’s always the possibility that you’ll never forget the bad experience way into your adult years.

This is exactly what Meghan Lands has been through and she accurately captured how it feels like in a short comic. Now an artist, Meghan has “spent the last 20 years trying to forget her first 10.”

Despite that, the Canada-based illustrator recently took the time to look for her bully on Facebook and it made her realize and remember many things. Needless to say, it has been an emotional rollercoaster for her.

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