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Hero Highlight: John Muir
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Some people just don’t take, “No,” for an answer. “John of the Mountains” was one of those people.
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John, a Scottish-American, was always a peaceful and loving person with a fascination for wildlife and the wilderness.
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John took many courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison but never made it passed freshman due to taking so many different courses. He was labeled an “irregular gent,” but had learned enough to influence his later writings about nature.
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After some traveling, John found himself working in a wagon wheel factory where his world was rattled. An accident injured his eye and left him healing in a dark room for 6 weeks. While there he dreamt of being in nature and seeing amazing sights.
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Amazingly Muir healed and reaffirmed his passion for nature which eventually led him to the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite. .
He communed with nature and wrote all he could. He became an activist and founded the Sierra Club which is a conservation organization. He influenced people like Teddy Roosevelt and peacefully combatted industrial giants.
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He is now known as the “Father of the National Parks.” This is why I have chosen Muir as my Hero Highlight. His passion is unmatched.
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John Muir, you are truly a Gritty Gentleman.
The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters. I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. In the end, it's not the years in your life that count.
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