As we grow in age, we may stop and think, “What can I accomplish at my age?” In an effort to find the answer to that question, I came across an interesting site called, “Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age.” I hope you find this encouraging and feel inspired to achieve no matter how old you are!
Here is a list of what other’s have achieved at age 26:
- American anthropologist Margaret Mead wrote her famous dissertation, Coming of Age in Samoa, which claimed that in some societies adolescence is not a particularly difficult time.
- Albert Einstein published five major research papers in a German physics jornal, fundamentally changing man’s view of the universe and leading to such inventions as television and the atomic bomb.
- Benjamin Franklin published the first edition of Poor Richard’s Almanac, which was to play a large role in molding the diverse American character.
- Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Chereshkova became the first woman to travel in space.
- College dropout Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple Computer.
- Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, revolutionizing the economies of the United States and Britain.
- Antoine Joseph Sax invented the brass saxophone.
- “Johnny Appleseed” brought apple seeds to the Ohio Valley.
- Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Italy.
- Gon Yangling memorized more than 15,000 telephone numbers in Harbin, China.
- Orion Krynen of Denver, CO reached this age without much incident.
- British ethologist Jane Goodall set up camp in the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve on Lake Tanganyika and began studying the lives of chimpanzees.
- Ken Kesey published his first novel, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
- Thomas Pynchon published V., for which he won the William Faulkner First Novel Award.
- Darren Blackburn became the first and only athlete of the Principality of Sealand, despite being somewhat lacking in athletic ability.
- Syd Jesus co-founded the dUdU Art Collective in Oakland, California and turned an entire warehouse space into a conceptual art piece entitled “The $5000 Gallery.”