We, somehow, have an unconscious knack of being the birthplace of people who tightly focus on a goal, zoom in for a lock and loaded position and then let the magic appear … right before our eyes.
They undoubtedly hear the naysayers: people who make it clear the project being set forward by them lacks vision, clarity, and sometimes, good old common sense. Such rain-on-your-parade commentary accompanies most out-of-the-box thinking, but in honesty, is it a well-thought-out editorial masked by jealousy by the writer because they did not think of the idea first?
People who set out on such ambitious projects are subject to criticism. They will smile and nod their head in agreement. But, they don’t listen to it. If they did they run the risk of starting to doubt their idea.
Because if the architect starts questioning their plans, shovels might not ever sink into the ground.
Mental toughness is, alas, a trait of all heroes.
But … let’s get back to the topic at hand. Someone who has their face gracing the new $5 bill needs to be known by young Canadians. They have to be able to relate, in today’s world, with whoever it is.
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