Who am I?
When I was 7 years old my family was forced out of their home on a legal technicality, and I had to work to help support them.
At age 9 my mother died.
At 22 I lost my job as a store clerk. I wanted to go to law school, but my education wasn’t good enough.
At 23 I went into debt to become a partner in a small store.
At 26 my business partner died, leaving me a huge debt that took years to repay.
At 28, after courting a girl for four years I asked her to marry him. She said no.
At 37, on my third try, I was elected to the US Congress, but two years later I failed to be re-elected.
At 41 my four year old son died.
At 45 I ran for the Senate and lost.
At 47 I failed as the vice-presidential candidate.
At 51 I was elected president of the United States.
Who am I? My name was Abraham Lincoln