Maggie Kuhn was an American activist known for founding the Gray Panthers movement, after she was forced to retire from her job at the then-mandatory retirement age of 65. The Gray Panthers became known for advocating nursing home reform and fighting ageism, claiming that "old people and women constitute America's biggest untapped and undervalued human energy source." She dedicated her life to fighting for human rights, social and economic justice, global peace, integration, and an understanding of mental health issues. For decades, she combined her activism with caring for her mother—who had a disability which required her to receive assistance in her care—and a brother who suffered from mental illness.
Dennis Cutler Blair is the former United States Director of National Intelligence and is a retired United States Navy admiral who was the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific region. Blair was a career officer in the U.S. Navy and served in the White House during the presidencies of both President Jimmy Carter and President Ronald Reagan. Blair retired from the Navy in 2002 as an Admiral. In 2009, Blair was selected as President Barack Obama’s first Director of National Intelligence, but after a series of bureaucratic battles, he resigned on May 20, 2010.
Ulysses S. Grant was a prominent United States Army general during the American Civil War and Commanding General at the conclusion of that war. Supervised by Abraham Lincoln, Grant led the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy. As the 18th President of the United States Grant led the Republicans in their efforts to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery during Reconstruction.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.Confucius
Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.Joseph Campbell
Growing up, I just wanted to be like everyone else. I didn't value or understand the beauty in being different at the time in my life.Marisol Nichols