Who is the most persistent person who has ever lived?
The greatest example, when it comes down to failure, is the American inventor Thomas Edison.He failed more than 10,000 times (I am still amazed at that number!) before he created the light bulb.That makes him a true example of perseverance.What helped him was understanding a few things – defining success and failure, realizing the inevitable connection between them, never giving up, working hard, believing in himself and his ideas.Of course, in many situations things looked so hopeless and pointless that any other in his place would have given up on his work. But not him.Many people told him that he is wasting his time, his faith and confidence were sometimes on the verge of being gone, but he succeeded. Many times.The fruits of his labour were 1093 patents, including the bulb, the phonograph, the motion picture camera, the printing telegraph apparatus, typewriting machines, telephones and many other things we can’t live without today.If it wasn’t for him and other great people in the history – leaders, scientists, businessmen, inventors and so on – we wouldn’t have electricity, running water, cars, TV, computers and all the other things that make our life comfortable and easy.Imagine what the world would be like if every one of them just gave up on his ideas to try something new, to change the world and help people. Just imagine…Here is a compilation of some of his words : ” I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration."“There’s a way to do it better – find it.”” When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.”“We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.”“It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.”
What was the scariest scene from the Harry Potter movies?
The death of Regulus Black. "To the Dark LordI know I will be dead long before you read this but I want you to know that it was I who discovered your secret. I have stolen the real Horcrux and intend to destroy it as soon as I can. I face death in the hope that when you meet your match you will be mortal once more.R.A.B."Imagine him having to drink the poisonous potion just to take that locket and you know for sure that you will be dead soon after that. But he took the risk anyway. And then a swarm of inferies dragged his dying body into the lake, witnessed by his most loyal servant (Kreacher). I just realized that Regulus is such a genius boy. Who ever could have suspected that Voldemort had made horcruxes at that time, and successfully figured out the form of it.The dementor appearance. It gives me such a nightmare for days and everywhere I go I feel like a dementor will appear before me anytime. And I can still hear Lily's cry to save Harry's life and kill her instead. (I read the book for God's sake!!!)The death of Cedric DiggoryIt so scary that I skip reading this chapter for a long time imagining the skeleton/snake-like Voldemort appear from the giant cauldron. In fact, I skip the whole maze scenes and jump up to the Voldemort/Harry potter fight at the grave. Such a coward, aren't I?
What mistakes did the Ministry of Magic make which caused Lord Voldemort to rise a second time?
Thanks for the A2A!Well, I think the ministry's mistake can be summed up as Prevention is better than cure. The ministry had prior notice that Voldemort was back but they chose to remain in their shell and not take any action. If Harry hadn't returned alive from the graveyard, nobody would have come to know about the second rise of Voldemort. But even with this information, they chose to do nothing.Oh but wait... They did do something. Instead of focusing their energies into finding and taking care of Voldemort, they directed all their resources into bringing down an 11 year old boy. Just imagine the complete ministry focused on a hate propaganda against a young boy when they should have been readying their forces to face Voldemort.And not to mention the complete waste of time that was Umbridge. She spent a complete book trying to subdue students. That whole fifth book is in fact a chronicle of mistakes made by the ministry! Simply put, the ministry made a complete and utter fool of themselves and aided the rise of Voldemort!