top-rated free essay

Childhood of Abraham Lincoln: The Personal Legend

By wella001 Jan 25, 2013 866 Words
Walid Hussein
ESL 251
Essay 5 - Argument Essay

The Personal Legend
The Outlines
* Abraham Lincoln childhood and how he found his personal legend since he was young * How Abraham Lincoln started to follow his personal legend inspiration in his youth and what he achieved in his early life. * What are the results for following his personal legend, and how he changed the whole world? * Conclusion that mention the difference between a person has a personal legend to follow it, and a person who just live normal and followed others inspiration. Personal legend is not just a term to describe a person who just follows his dreams, but the real meaning for the personal legend is, the soul of yourself that you need to understand, and to be able to communicate with it, to lead you for all things that make you happy and satisfied in your life. Life is a big journey and all people have the right to draw their dreams and wishes, the person who following his personal legend is, the only person who can achieve all his goals and dreams. For example, Abraham Lincoln the person who changed the whole world by his inspiration, when he found his personal legend that led him to be a president of the United States. When we speak about one of the famous and successful people who found their personal legend, there are too many, but when we speak about someone had changed the world with his inspiration and his personal legend, we speak about Abraham Lincoln, The 16th president of the United States. He grown up in united stated and his father Thomas Lincoln was a farmer, he used to own a few acres of land to plant it, during Abraham’s childhood he learned how to plant and helping his father in his farming work. He learned how to be responsible and supporter to his family. That made him strong physically and mentally, Abraham used to learn from his father personality, he was strong and very smart, and he used to learn from the nature all around him. He used to love nature and reading too, all these interests made him a strong thinker and helped him to find his personal legend that was leading him for helping people and serving his country. Later in his youth, Abraham started to follow his dreams and his personal legend, in fact that the time of his childhood there weren’t enough schools to educate people, in spite of the fact that schools were very expensive to join, these reasons never stopped Abraham from being educated and what his personal legend exist. He had had inspired by politics so he taught himself the law and started to read books about politics in general and law in particular to pursue a career in the politics’ field. After educating himself, he started to pursue his first career in the politics’ field as a lawyer. Without a doubt that was a very good transition that turned over his life from being a farmer into someone has a goal in the politics’ life. His personality and the education level that he reached helped him to success in the politics’ field, and helped him to start his first step in his new life and his way towards changing. He expressed his opposition about slavery and his determination to limit the expansion of that matter, which made him known, brought others’ passion to him, and allowed him to take place in congress to start his mission. During his journey into success he met his wife Mary Todd and he falls in love with her, she was very educated and attracting person, they got engaged, divorced then married. That made me remember in the Alchemist story when Santiago met Fatima and falls in love with her, the Alchemist taught him that true love never gets in the way of one’s Personal Legend. If it does then it is not true love but actually Santiago never forgot her during his journey and decided to go back to where he found his love after he found his Personal Legend. His enthusiasm toward improving and changing situations into better made the individual states and territories to decide whether they allow slavery, Finally the Law provoked slavery and allowed him to join the republican party which had had elected him to be President to the United States. In conclusion, the person who is looking for his personal legend should have a dream or a goal to led him into finding it, once you start looking to reach that dream, you keep struggling, stumbling, learning, and trying to reach your dream, but as soon as you find what is your Personal Legend wants to be or where it is exist, that makes you feel better in your life and satisfied with what you have reached. In the other hand many others prefer to take the easy way and follow others. For example, to be a baker or a shepherd, the baker earning much money than the shepherd does, however, there is others preferred to be a shepherd to enjoy their life, the nature, and the feeling of struggling for earning their money.

Cite This Document

Related Documents

  • Abraham Lincoln

    ...February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis – the American Civil War – preserving the Union, while ending slavery, and promoting economic and financ...

    Read More
  • Abraham Lincoln

    ... Abraham Lincoln Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them- William Shakespeare. Abraham Lincoln was by no means an ordinary man. The only question is, which of the three categories did Abraham Lincoln fit into? It will be argued for historians for years to come. The only non-disputable fact is...

    Read More
  • abraham lincoln

    ...the "Great Emancipator" into the "Great Enslaver" while accusing him of "ethnic cleansing." According to Foner, "If Lincoln had had his way; there would be no Blacks in America. "Lincoln's real purpose as president was not to free the slaves, but to prolong slavery until he could put a plan in place to deport all Blacks to a foreign shore. Fone...

    Read More
  • Abraham Lincoln

    ... November 20,2013 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was born Sunday, February 12, 1809, in a small log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. He was named after his grandfather.( Freidel , Par.4-5.) He was the son of Thomas an...

    Read More
  • Abraham Lincoln

    ...Abraham Lincoln Life Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln on February 12, 1809. Thomas was a strong and determined pioneer and was respected by other town folk. Abraham had an older sister Sarah and younger brother Thomas, who died in infancy. Due to a land dispute, the L...

    Read More
  • Abraham Lincoln

    ...The 16 President ABRAHAM LINCOLN About Abraham Lincoln   (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political cris...

    Read More
  • Abraham Lincoln

    ...Abraham Lincoln, on his “do-gooder” religion: When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion. Abraham Lincoln, on the importance of transparency in government: What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself. Abraham Lincoln, on the proper relation of God and humans: We trust, sir, that God is...

    Read More
  • Abraham Lincoln

    ...from control of another”) is: Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was most important in the making of the emancipation. Many say that Abraham Lincoln did not help at all and the slaves would have been freed sooner, but that is not completely true. Lincoln was most important in freeing the slaves because he was a real leader and decision make...

    Read More

Discover the Best Free Essays on StudyMode

Conquer writer's block once and for all.

High Quality Essays

Our library contains thousands of carefully selected free research papers and essays.

Popular Topics

No matter the topic you're researching, chances are we have it covered.