Posts Tagged ‘perseverance’

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In basketball, every one loses a game once in a while because no body is perfect. Even if you look at the NBA, not a single team in NBA history has ever gone undefeated during an entire season. Even though this is impossible, teams have almost reached perfection, and this proves that hard work really counts. Nonetheless, if you put in the effort and the hard work, this challenge could be obtained. This quote by Michael Jordan exemplifies that not everything in life will come easy or in basketball games. You can’t just take shortcuts in life, you need to take the hard route and put in the effort, because nothing is guaranteed or given on a silver platter in life. Once the heart and effort is there, surely something good will be given to you one day. Michael Jordan stated, “Be true to the game, because the game will be true to you. If you try to shortcut the game, then the game will shortcut you. If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you. That’s truly about the game, and in some ways that’s about life too.” (more…)

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 I see that this relates to Antigone trying to bury his brother Polyneices, because she will do anything until her brother is buried. She will even strive for this goal if it means she gets executed as a result of it. This ambitious personality of Antigone depicts determination because she will do anything in her power, whether it be morally incorrect, to get her own brother buried. Even though this ambitious trait is considered ruthless, nonetheless, it coincides with the idea of never giving up—determination.

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