Speech On Stand Analysis

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Stand Lyrics are words that stick in your head and keep replaying. What happens is these lyrics turn into messages. You may hear, “Alone and helpless like you’ve lost your fight, but you’ll be alright.” These words can describe a minimum of one day in everyone’s life. You have to take life for what it is; make the best of what is given to you and stand. You may think that this has nothing to do with agriculture, but it has everything to do with it. My grandfather, W.E. Butler…Buck Butler…and to me, Pawpaw, never gave up. He was a Texas Animal Health Commission Agent, rancher, and later, the proud owner of two successful cattle auction barns in Nixon and Beeville. He accomplished these things by standing up for what he believed in and …show more content…
The lyrics of this song have these words in it. “If you fail, get up and keep going.” Face it, in life, there are people who want to see you fail; don’t let them win. Failure is one step towards success. It may seem like a step in the wrong direction but, “You get mad, you get strong, you wipe your hands, shake it off then you stand.” Bumps in the road are inevitable and moments when you ask “Why me?” or “Why now?” happen, but these are the moments when you really have the potential to do something great. There has to be a storm before the rainbow. Pawpaw never let any of his grandkids give up or throw in the towel. He taught us to never be afraid of failure and to know that there is always a …show more content…
I have to stand up and advocate for agriculture to keep the cattle market alive for me and my future family because that is what he would have wanted and what I want because of him. Because of him I know I have to make a change in not just my life but also the lives of others. When I hear, “Every time you get up and get back in the race one more small piece of you starts to fall into place”, I think of the man who inspired me to be the best I could be. This man gave me my first Brahman heifer at birth. He would be so proud that I own and show Registered Brahman cattle, including Elsa, my soon to be cow, and Walks Alone, my bull. Sadly, my Pawpaw passed away in October 2013, but during his time here he touched the hearts of so many agriculturist that it’s unbelievable. There isn’t many South Texas ranchers who didn’t know him and all his stories including the ones about all the showing and accomplishments his grandkids were making. He never missed an opportunity to share what he believed in. Because of Pawpaw, I want to accomplish just as much as he did, so I will continue to do more and “STAND” with pride for him and

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