About Me

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop

– Confucius

This quote is one of my favourite quotes because it shows the real meaning of failure. The message is that it’s not when you fall behind that you fail, but it is when you decide to stop that you have truly failed.

I like this quote because it aligns with my personal views and beautifully summarizes it. I believe that as long as you don’t give up, any goal can be achieved. It might take a year, two years, five years or ten, but if you don’t give up, the day will eventually come. It is surprising to think that someone from over 2500 years in the past had ideas so relevant and similar to those right now.

I chose this short animation as my favourite YouTube video because I think it has multiple messages about our society and what we are as humans. Also, it is really interesting and entertaining to watch. I recommend checking out David Firth’s other videos as well – although some of them are really creepy and disturbing.

This is a reminder of how anyone can change the world for the better. An ordinary student could make almost 1 billion dollars to go for cancer research saving millions of lives and billions to come. Everyone and anyone can impact the world. All they need is determination and the belief that you can do it. Below is a quick summary of Terry’s accomplishments.

Terry was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) and forced to have his right leg amputated. While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He would call his journey the Marathon of Hope.

Although it was difficult to garner attention in the beginning, enthusiasm soon grew, and the money collected along his rote began to mount. He ran close to 42 kilometres (26 miles) a day through Canada’s Atlantic provinces, Quebec and Ontario. However, on September 1st, after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 miles), Terry was forced to stop running outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario because cancer had appeared in his lungs. An entire nation was stunned and saddened. Terry passed away on June 28, 1981 at the age 22.

To date, over $750 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry’s name through the annual Terry Fox Run, held across Canada and around the world.

https://brilliant.org/

This is my favourite website because it has been a lot of help to many math contests I took for the last few years. I found out about this website during the summer break before going into my grade 9 year, and I have been using it frequently every since.

1859

Jean Francois Gravelet aka Emile Blondin, a French daredevil, becomes the first man to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

1908

A mysterious explosion, possibly the result of a meteorite, levels thousands of trees in the Tunguska region of Siberia with a force approaching twenty megatons.

1934

Adolf Hitler orders the purge of his own party in the “Night of the Long Knives.”

1948

John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley demonstrate their invention, the transistor, for the first time.

1971

Three Soviet cosmonauts die when their spacecraft depressurizes during reentry.

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