The value of not giving up

The great Steve Hartman’s piece this week on a teacher in a dirt-poor Texas town, who overcame her own poverty in the Philippines and was almost deported here, forces us to examine why some people “make it” and others don’t.

A young student says he’s learned to never give up. “You can do anything you want in this world, as long as you never give up,” he says.

Let’s think about this. What if everyone “never gave up”? Would the world be different?