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We are not born with a character. It takes years to shape our uniqueness and perfect out individuality. It has very little to do with our eating habits, the style of clothes we wear – it is about the person we become overtime. These days schools talk a lot about raising independent thinkers and women-leaders. However, I think we need to see more real life examples of the people we want to become, so we and our kids know that we can overcome whatever life throws at us.
I recently came across an article An Unlikely Ballerina by RIVKA GALCHE in the New Yorker describing the rise of Misty Copeland. There were so many reasons for her to give up her ballet career – from family issues to injuries, from the not-your-typical-ballet-body to rebellious nature – she should have barricaded herself in the room with a box of doughnuts and quit the idea of being a ballerina. Oh wait, she almost did just that. However, sometimes this is what it takes to make it through the low before we get the strength to charge back up.
However, it requires work. It requires commitment and determination. Sometimes, it requires to kick yourself and keep moving. This talented ballerina does it very day.
When you hear “Strong female character” who comes to your mind?