When Willy Wonka said, “Invention my dear friends is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple,” he forgot to include inspiration in his magic equation. The world’s seen centuries’ worth of great people—enough for you Candy girls to be inspired to make your way down the road to success.
Kofi Annan’s Love for Peace (1938-present)
As Secretary General of the UN, Kofi Annan has made it his responsibility to make life better for all the citizens of the globe. In 2001, the African leader made it his priority to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic—setting up a global fund to help speed up the process of finding a cure for AIDS. Annan’s dedication to making the world a better place earned him a Nobel Peace Prize.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Dedication to Freedom (1945-present)
Burma-born Aung San Suu Kyi believes that non-violence can help solve any disagreement. She used this belief to battle the socialists and uphold the ideals of democracy in Burma. The political leaders put her under house arrest for her beliefs, and even if it separated her from her family, she decided to persevere and continue fighting for the rights of her countrymen.
Marie Curie’s Perseverance (1867-1934)
Polish Marie Curie wasn’t allowed to enter university after graduating from high school because she was a woman. After a few years, she moved to Paris and began studying chemistry and physics, which she later on taught (she was the first woman in Sorbonne to teach!). Her studies led her and husband Pierre to discover polonium and radium, which are now being used to save lives.
.~'* GRAB THE MAG! *'~.
Read more of this article in Candy's October 2005 issue!
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