He created the mold as he went through life. He was a non-Hawaiian in Hawaii. A Christian with a Muslim name. A half-black dude in a white society. And a half-white dude in black society. He created his own path, without anyone to model he became his own hero.
Barrack Obama spent his childhood in an apartment in a drug-ridden neighbourhood filled with gunshots.
He never really had a call to action in his life, but he definitely got where he wanted on his own.
Hardships while growing up
He was born to a white mother and a black, African father who was never there when he was growing up.
Things changed once Obama’s mother decided to move back in with her parents.
Obama grew up with love and support from his grandparents.
He was always different from the rest but his family never let him feel that way.
College life and beyond
It must have been in his second year at Occidental College, Los Angeles, when Barrack Obama decided to listen to his mother and stop partying.
His mothers words really resonated with him as he studied seriously for the rest of his time in college.
He finished high school and went to a good college, if he wanted he could have kept working as a lawyer instead of trying bring change to his country.
Sign of change
After four years living in New York, Obama moved to Chicago to work as a community organiser.
This was where he truly realised the needs of the average man in America.
He entered politics and the rest is history.
Barrack Obama created the mold as he went through life. He was a non-Hawaiian in Hawaii. A Christian with a Muslim name. A half-black dude in a white society. And a half-white dude in black society.
He created his own path, without anyone to model he became his own hero.
A role model like no other
Unlike most of us this man had absolutely no script to follow. He had absolutely no figures whose behaviour he could model.
He belonged to no group at all. But none of these things were enough to stop him.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”