Tuesday, April 6, 2010
In Chapter 4, Mortenson is giving background information on his family and telling about his different family members. He is talking about how his father had the goal of building a hospital in Tanzania. The hospital was built and Mortenson's father made the prediction that the head of every department at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center will be a Tanzanian. "My dad got blasted by the expats for that,"Mortenson says."But you know what? It happened. The place he built is still there today, the top teaching hospital in Tanzania, and a decade after he finished it, all the department heads were African. Watching him up there, I felt so proud that this big, barrel-chested man was my father. He taught me, he taught all of us, that if you believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything." I picked this quote because it ties in to what Mortenson is trying to do in building a school. His father was able to achieve his goal by believeing in himself and if Mortenson believes in himself, he will be able to achieve his goal of buiding a school. To me it means a lot, because if I believe in myself I can accomplish all of my goals and allof my dreams.