Barack Obama’s First Job And What It Taught Him

Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America,worked at a Baskin Robbins ice-cream parlour when he was a student.

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Word leaders today are setting new examples for generations to come.

There’s Jose Mujica, President of Uruguay who is widely known as the “World’s Poorest President” because he donates 90% of his salary for the benefit of the poor.

There’s Narendra Modi, our Prime Minister who comes from a very humble background and who sold tea at a very young age along with his brothers to make ends meet.

Then, there’s Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America, the world’s most powerful nation, who worked at a Baskin Robbins ice-cream parlour when he was a student.

He recounts those days by saying that “Scooping ice cream is tougher than it looks. Rows and rows of rock-hard ice cream can be brutal on the wrists. It wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it taught me some valuable lessons. Responsibility, hard work, balancing a job with friends, family and school.”

Such lessons in humility go a long way in teaching us about the quintessence of life. That despite all our achievements, it is important to understand and care about the most basic of things.

Words of wisdom, indeed!

Title image: Businessinsider

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Shivansh Mishra (WRITER)

Shivansh describes himself as a Development Professional, writer, bibliophile, gourmand and a cinema lover, wrapped in one giant package. A fiction reader, he believes writing to be a medium of liberation and equally loves to write about both socio-political issues and movies, all with a tinge of satire. His favorite authors include Premchand, Vrindavanlal Verma, J.K. Rowling and Gabriel Garcia Márquez.