I Will Never Surrender!
Think of a brick wall. Now think of tapping on that wall in the same place, ever so lightly… Give it a billion years or so, and that wall will crumble and fall! There’s genius in determination! Nothing can stand against it, and it doesn’t come to someone cheaply. There are other traits you must develop for its embellishment to take hold. First off, you’ll need courage and conviction. People set out to demolish what they don’t understand! It’s called a paradigm, and they are for all intents and purposes, impossible to change. Yet brave men/women have toppled them so many times before. The result is progress for all of man-kind, so the stakes are high enough that the pursuit of a better world, is motivation enough!
Imposable Odds Overcome…
This is a tad lengthy, so grab yourself a life threatening coffee and we’ll begin. Once upon a time, I saw a movie about a young lady who had an idea about how to treat cows in a more humane way and at the same time, save an enormous amount of time. And we all know time is money!
The problem rested with herself. She suffered from Autism. That in itself is an enormous obstacle be cause they don’t like to be touched, they don’t want to be around people, they talk slow or strangely and appear to be restarted. This particular young lady was exactly the opposite of how she appeared. Unlike the rest of us, she saw things in pictures, and therefore could instantly capture enormous amounts of information and works with it in ways no one thought possible!
So when she set out to change things, she first had to overcome her own affliction, and see did this in an ingenious way: by studying cows… She saw that when they squeeze a cow into a holding pen, the cow would relax. So she built a contraction that would hug her the same way to overcome the trauma that the outside world presented her with. From there, she was actually able to enter University and interact with cattle rustlers. There’s only one problem. No women aloud! So she devised a scheme to buy a honking four wheeler, covered it with mud and cow guts, got a press pass, disguised herself as a man, and drove right by the security entrance showing her pass. She got in!
Milking Their Sense Of Humor!
They all laughed and thought it a big joke, as she crawled through the slotted fence maze that the cows are shuttled through, taking notes. Be she humored them, they let her back in all the time. The first thing she noticed was the high contrast of light and shadow that filled the cramped maze, which makes cows nervous to even enter that, so she knew cutting out the sun was her first priority!
Secondly, she noticed that cows walk in circles, not straight lines like the long walk to their slaughter. And anyone who entered the circles they made would cause the cow to back off. So she had to make the new design to follow in circles.The cow hands would hang their shirts over the fence which spooked the cows to move even slower… Some would drown in the sudden drop of the pool of water they’d find themselves in because they’d panic. So her design included steps they could walk down and up at the other end, so they’d calmly swim to the other side. This was all strictly from observation!
Even with a tiny share of the profits, she became rich. And her smarts made her famous, and was featured many times in magazines! Her research also went on to encompass parenting skills. People would have considered her ugly as far as feminine wiles are concerned, adding to the difficulty in presenting herself. Her Father had tried to institutionalize her, but she was found to be completely competent.
Because the cows were healthy now they were much leaner bringing much less fat to our dinner tables! And because they were no longer traumatized, less harmful chemicals were in the meat as well. They produced more milk and were stronger and so able to plow fields faster and carry heavier loads! Since the cows moved through the maze faster, Cowhands had far less trouble with them, shorter work days and better pay for the larger yield! Her name is Temple Grandin, and she changed the way we do things in many ways, shifting an entire paradigm all on her own: the results of shear determination! If you’d like to read her story and find out about the movie, go here:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-1368868/Temple-Grandin-Autistic-woman-leading-animal-behaviour-expert.html The writing is small but extensive. Keep pressing the ctrl and the + keys until you have a comfortable read. This is just my own encapsulation to get you interested.