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Arnold Schwarzenegger Tale of actor's rise to the top goes viral

An article which details the rise and rise of the actor and former governor was published by The Guardian, and the inspiring story is already going viral.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger


The article, titled 'Rise Above Your Background - Part 2' was written by Gbenga Adebambo, and reflects the persistence in the face of adversity and endless rejection, which ultimately yielded wonderful results for the body-building veteran.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger sued


Detailing the rise of Arnold from penniless immigrant to a multiple-award-winning legend at body building, acting, and reputable governor, the article read:

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"The amazing, remarkable and inspirational story of American Hollywood megastar, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is a true 'rags to riches”'tale of a penniless immigrant making it in the land of opportunity, the United States of America. A man that rose beyond a very poor background and neighbourhood..."


Despite being so poor that the purchase of a refrigerator was wildly celebrated by his family, despite being the unfavored of his father's two sons, despite being told by people that mattered in his life that he would amount to nothing, despite being rejected for many reasons, ranging from the length of his name to his thick Austrian accent and height, despite it all, Arnold, the son of a poor Austrian policeman, arrived America with "bottomless ambition" and the rest, as they say, is history.

The major point of the article was beautifully projected by the writer in the very first paragraph when he said:

"The life and unique rise of Arnold Schwarzenegger testifies to the truth that the fate of every man resides solely in his faith in God and himself. Every man can rise above their background, no matter how obscure a man is, a great future still awaits everybody. We must be able to picture ourselves in the future in order to feature in it!"

The original article was published on April 30 2016.

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