Born as the youngest of seven siblings

Attended only 3 months of formal education

His repeated questioning and his inability to follow instructions irritated his teachers

He acquired self-education through reading

Despite his disinterest at school, he read every book on the library shelf.

As a youngster he tried various odd jobs to earn a living

He had a talent for business and successfully printed the Grand Truck Herald

But at an early age he developed a severe deafness which left him 90% deaf

Yet, he did not give up on his dreams

Thomas Alva Edison became known as a prolific inventor, inventing motion picture camera of the electric blub and phonograph.

If he was undeterred by his failure and his deafness, you too should not give up on your dreams to leave an impact on the world.

He once said “I have not failed, I just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

Never give up on your dreams.

By floramichaels

Hi, I am Flora Ngo-Martins. I love writing and I am passionate about fashion, stories, news and food. Sometimes I get a little bit serious but that's alright, I can also be mischievous. I also like to analyse stuffs people do and sometimes judge.*wink* Most of all, I love to influence the lives of people positively and tell people's stories from a totally different perspective. Feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions or....

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