Thank You Justin Bieber.
You are an inspiration to all of us.
"Find out what's possible if you never give up". That's a great motto, and coming from someone like you makes it extra special. We can all relate to the long hard struggle your life must have been before your debut album charted at #1 and made you an international recording star and multi millionaire at the age of 15.
It must have been a tough 14 years prior to that, especially in light of the fact that your childhood was spent in the hardscrabble town of Stratford, Ontario - home of the Shakespeare Festival. Stratford, located on the banks of the Avon River, is where they release 24 white swans and two black swans into the river in a symbolic gesture of whatever the hell that's supposed to symbolise. Childhood could not have been easy in an upscale middle-sized town in southern Ontario. Is this where you learned to sieze the day and milk life for what it's worth?
"Never say Never". Thanks to you, I won't. I will refuse to say never.
Nelson Mandella, Desmond Tutu, Dalai Lama, step aside. The world has thrust yet another example of persistence, determination and a drive to succeed in the face of enormous adversity among us. Like the aforementioned three examples, Justin is showing us that years of hard work and dedication to an outcome can pay dividends for humanity in general. To ignore personal suffering in pursuit of a higher goal is something that most people might struggle with, but using Justin Bieber as an example, we can all learn how to persist.
Don't give up Justin. Find out what's possible.