Walt Disney: One of the World’s Most Influential People
Walt Disney once said “All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them”. He shows us this is true through his own story. Walt Disney did not have the fairy tale childhood one would expect. He grew up in a very poor family with an abusive father who did not support his creativity. Walt Disney dropped out of high school at the age of 16 to study art. At 19 he began making cartoon ads, it was not the best job but he worked hard and never gave up. By the age of 27 he had created the one and only Mickey Mouse! Walt Disney has obtained the title of one of the world’s most influential people by showing us to never give up on our dreams, to not let others negativity impact our choices, and by showing us to go through life with a “childlike” wonder. Imagine a world without Disney Land, without Mickey Mouse, or without the classic Disney films society has come to know and love. None of this would exist if Walt Disney had simply given up when his dreams seemed impossible. “Walt Disney new that through desire and hard work a person can accomplish a great deal” (Nardo 75). He took many risks to get where he was when he died, whether his company was trying something new or they were waiting to see if the new production would make or break them. Walt Disney did not give up just because his father did not support his creativity, or because he was trying something new that others thought was ridiculous. He worked for what he wanted no matter what. This is a great example for people to follow because it seems that today; society gives up on their dreams if they are not easily attainable and if they follow what Walt Disney did they can accomplish much more. Walt Disney not only set a good example by showing us to never give up on our dreams, but he also shows us that we should never let people’s negativity impact our choices. Hollywood “had wondered whether a fairy...
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