What’s the greatest gift?

A famous man was once asked, “What’s the greatest gift you’ve given your children?”

His reply: “I still give it. Each day, I just try to set a good example.”

A good example is important for us, it’s important for our children, and it will play an important role for future generations, too. For many of us, reading biographies provides good examples, too.

From rags-to-riches biographies, we learn the value of persistence and motivation. From religious biographies, we learn the value of faith and hope. From biographies about educators, we learn the value of study, practice, and passing our knowledge to future generations.

The secret: As you prepare to write a biography, think about the gifts that story will communicate to future generations.

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Rix Quinn

Rix Quinn is a former magazine editor and now a syndicated columnist for over 100 weekly newspapers. He holds degrees from Texas Christian University and California State University.

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