Obviously this is a great man, a great person. However, I can't help but wonder, what factors caused, brought about the this great man. I can't help but wonder what role his birth in adversity played in what a great person he was. It's said that what doesn't kill us only makes us stronger. Is this an example of this philosophy taken to an extreme. No, this is not a viable method of producing, forcing, greatness. But I have wonder if this person was made a better a person because the adversity he suffered though. Yes, it would seem obvious that his own personnel perceptions and attitudes towards his adversity would play a major role towards weather to the adversity was a growth experience for him. Just wondering.