Star Need Inspiration?

Get inspired by our collection of 2,000+ keynote speaker videos and 100+ courses of innovative content.

Doris Goodwin's President History Speech Talks of Learning From the Past

By: Tiffany - Published: Feb 19, 2014 • References: doriskearnsgoodwin & youtube
Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses her lessons learnt from past American presidents in her president history speech. Goodwin believes that the richest and fullest lives are the ones that attempt to achieve an inner balance between work, love and play. And to pursue one realm to the disregard of another leads to ultimate sadness in older age, however, to pursue all three with equal dedication it to make a life filled with serenity a possibility.

Goodwin bases her speech on that premise and takes Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon Lincoln, both former Presidents of the United States. She describes Abraham as a man with fierce ambition -- the ambition to accomplish something worthy enough in life to make the world a better place. He developed the motto that if one accomplishes something worthy in life, one could live on in the memory of others, to the extent that one's honor and reputation will outlive the earthly existence. He led a happy and successful life in work, love and play.

Goodwin tells of Lyndon, a man who, in his pursuit of work, power and success left him with nothing at the end of his presidency. Goodwin had been placed in charge of writing his memoirs and tells the audience of her time spent with Lyndon. Stats for Learning From History Trending: Older & Chilly
Research: 153 clicks in 117 w
Interest: > 3 minutes
Concept: President History Speech
Related: 13 examples / 10 photos
Segment: Neutral, 12-55+
Comparison Set: 5 similar articles, including: linguistic historical roots, the history of social media, and benefiting from failure.