Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Three Cups of Tea Chapter 4!

The quote I chose came from Chapter 4. Greg is in his storage bin and reminiscing about old memories of his family. In this particular paragraph he is talking about how his father built the hospital in Tanzania and never gave up. Greg talked about how ecstatic his father was to have accomplished his goal. Greg is the only one involved in the situation and he should be given credit for the quote, as he is the one who said it. “He taught me, he taught all of us, that if you believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything” (Mortenson, 38). This quote means a lot to me because my father taught me the same thing growing up. He told me that you could do anything you set your mind to. It connects with the theme because it shows a little of why Greg is such a dreamer. His father taught him at an early age that if you think it you could achieve it and to never give up. This helped him out later in life when he decided to build the school even though it was a lofty goal Greg never gave up and he succeeded. It is a mantra that everyone should live by.

1 comment:

  1. I really liked this quote too. It gives you a sense of where Greg's drive is coming from. He admired his father and because his father taught him this he is able to keep pushing towards his goal of building the school even though it seems to be a daunting task.