Morihei Ueshiba

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As a part of human nature, progress to success is key. The most beneficial thing for all people is to understand that they have to fall in order to get back up again. Someone who agrees with this is Morihei Ueshiba. Morihei Ueshiba was an inspirational martial arts instructor, and the founder of Aikido. He once said, “Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something." This quote shows in order to reach success there has to be mistakes and progress. Learning from mistakes makes progress towards success. Mistakes show people their imperfections and how to progress on towards success. As people go through life they encounter many opportunities to make mistakes. Each opportunity is a two way street, failure and success. Sometimes …show more content…
Joseph Joubert is a french writer who is known for his pensées. Pensées, is a french term known as a thought expressed through literature. Joubert once expressed, “The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.” Through his thought he means, the goal of an argument or a conversation, shouldn’t make one right, but teach all a lesson. The result, or the goal of discussion, shouldn’t be to nominate right or wrong, but to provide knowledge. Every discussion has two sides, each having a bias opinion of the topic. The result of a discussion should never leave one at a loss, or one victorious. Instead, the end result should be a compromise. A compromise not only allows all to be at an equal state, but ensures that all have been given a chance to come to an agreement. Making a compromise takes progress and should leave both parties with the satisfaction of learning something new from the other …show more content…
Thomas Edison was an inventor who is commonly known for his invention of the light bulb. He had a very poor education, and dropped out of school when he was 12 years old. Not soon after the start of the Civil War, Thomas Edison learned telegraphy and traveled around the country as a telegrapher. Throughout his travels Edison fell ill and became partially deaf from the untreated illnesses. Edison began to work on an invention that would repair his hearing, unfortunately he quit telegraphy before his invention could be finished. As other companies were expanding there were major demands for products that would make the workload easier. This sparked an amazing idea for Edison; the electric pen. His plan, make a pen with a small electric motor, that relied on a handheld needle to move up and down while the employee wrote. Edison created the pen of his ‘dreams’. There were many issues to the pen it was noisy, heavy and much bigger than what an employee was used to. In order for the pen to function it would need much more work and a skilled hand to use. Although some of Edison’s visions didn’t work as planned, he didn’t give up. During an interview Edison once said, “I have not failed 10,000 times- I’ve successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work.” Edison showed he had true determination, and would continue to make progress in his inventions. Edison gathered information from previous light inventions and experiments, and

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