When Abraham Lincoln was nine years old, he nearly died after a horse kicked him in the head. He only had eighteen months of formal education. Most likely as a result of Marfan Syndrome, he had disproportionately long arms and legs. He hated to go to the dentist, due both to the general lack of anesthesia and the specific instance of one who actually broke off part of his jaw while pulling a tooth. His contemporaries often characterized his mood as ‘melancholy’ which today would more likely be termed ‘clinical depression.’
So, knowing all that, would you put your money on him guiding this country through our darkest, most desperate hours?
People surprise you. They always, always surprise you. Happy Presidents Day.
By Dennis Ryan, CCO, Element 79