Calvin Coolidge: The Value Of Hard Work

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Values are the standard that people make themselves live by. Values are personal and help guide person down the road that follows because of those values. Calvin Coolidge had values that allowed him to live by one of the highest standards anyone could try and live by. The value that is most important seemingly to me is the value of hard work. Or better said by Coolidge, “His power over the future depends on what he does with the present.” Most of what Calvin Coolidge accomplished was only because he valued the sense of working for what you want. The belief in this one value teaches many of the other values. Calvin cherished the value throughout his life and it was the one that pushed him into the presidency. “IF I had permitted failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any which I would have ever made progress.” If Coolidge did not value hard work, he would never have been able to get where he did. Hard work leads to individuality, respect, humility, and most importantly it leads to finding one’s self. “My main thought in those days was to improve myself in my profession.” Coolidge had this thought when he was first elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. His …show more content…
The most important value of Calvin Coolidge is the one of hard work. Hard work paved his life and allowed him to make the best version of himself. This ethic is still a value to live by of some but not of many. Everyone should try to work their best if only to try and survive the job market competition today. “While everyone knows that evils exist, there is yet sufficient good in the people to supply material for most of the comment is to be made.” As Calvin Coolidge lived by, this country was founded by hard work and still needs to be run by it so that we can still “pursue the right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of

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