The Lives Of These Famous People Turned Upside Down Because Of One Incident

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Life is the most uncertain thing and by any means, it is not under our control. Incidents happening in our lives are also similarly not under our control. Incidents have such dominance over the phrase, where ‘change is the only constant ‘. These are famous people in the history of the world whose life changed upside down just because of one incident.

This is what happened:

Adolf Hitler:

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In early 1923, when Hitler attempted to seize control of Germany, it did not work out the way he thought. Due to this incident he had to go into hiding. The scene took place at the ‘Beer Hall Putsch’. Hitler was arrested two days later and jailed for treason. But being jailed did not stop him, it made his resolve even stronger. ‘Mein Kampf’ his autobiography was written by him in jail. Hitler improved his oratory skills and made up his vision. The book then became a bestseller and it made his foundation extremely strong. This is how his steps were paved and he went on to become more and more powerful.

Malcolm X:

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Malcolm X was a renowned and highly influential African-American human rights activist. Born as Malcolm Little, he was a smuggler, drug dealer, pimp, gambler, racketeer and a lot more things when he was young. Malcolm was arrested and charged for robbery. When he was in jail the turnaround of events was such that he met a fellow activist, John Bembry. He is a person for whom Malcolm has very high regards. Malcolm was moved by him and he started reading, developed a command over himself. Malcolm X then embraced the ‘Nation of Islam’ which was a religious and political group in the US. Then his life began changing, he found meaning.

Indira Gandhi:

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When she was young she was not even a great orator. She did not have a natural aptitude for the country’s politics like her father. Gandhi was mocked as a ‘Goongi Gudiya’ (dumb doll) by a socialist leader, Ram Manohar Lohia. There came a time when Lal Bahadur Shastri the Prime Minister of India died. Congress leaders thought that ‘Kamraj’ who was a powerful leader of the Congress Party from Tamil Nadu would be the next one. But he was not fluent in speaking Hindi or English so he ruled himself out. This is the time when Indira Gandhi who was thinking to shift to London permanently came into action. She is considered as one of the finest leaders the country had.

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk:

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He was the founder of modern Turkey. There came a moment when Ataturk was unstoppable during the World War I. When he was leading an army campaign he felt a sharp pain in his chest. After examinations, it was deduced to be a small piece of shrapnel lodged in his pocket watch which he kept close to his chest. The watch had saved him, and given him confidence. After that, he went back to Turkey and brought down monarchy, and a secular state was born. From this moment Ataturk is considered to be the father of modern Turkey.

Has once incident changed your life? Tell us in the comments below!

Samyak Sheth
Samyak Sheth

A traveller and journalist who views the world wearing multi-coloured goggles. He believes that life is to live not to survive.

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