ROYP: From 'Hamilton' to politicians - here are words our readers find inspiring

ROYP: From 'Hamilton' to politicians - here are words our readers find inspiring

Each week, we ask Young Post readers to share a little bit about themselves along with a quote that helps them get through life

I’m Nick Hsu, a 16-year-old student studying in America. I like humanities, law, and politics. When I have time, I enjoy sailing, debating and writing. I also nap and play video games.

Most inspiring quote

“Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room.”

– US politician and author Christine Todd Whitman

I like this quote because all you need to do to take down giants and change our world is a lot of perseverance and a little bit of ruthlessness.

Nicholas Hsu


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I’m Trista and I’m a 15-year-old student at Ching Chung Hau Po Woon Secondary School. I’m a member of our school’s marching band and I love playing the trumpet.

Most inspiring quote

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

– Former US President Theodore Roosevelt

This quote always reminds me that I should not give up when I have failed, as most people give up when they are very close to achieving their dreams. Just believe in yourself and do the work again and you will succeed one day.

Trista Ho


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Hello! My name is Megan and I’m a 15-year-old student at Delia School of Canada. I’m a musician and an avid reader. Usually you’ll find me snacking and napping.

Most inspiring quote

“Look around, look around, at how lucky we are to be alive right now.”

– Elizabeth Schuyler, Hamilton

This is a lyric from the song The Schuyler Sisters in the hit US musical Hamilton. This quote serves more as a reminder to me, that no matter what hardships or depressive episodes I go through, I am still alive and breathing. We always take for granted the things we have in this world and it is humbling to remember how lucky we are to have them.

Megan Chiu


Got some YP love to get off your chest? Share your thoughts with us! Send an email to yppics@gmail.com with “ROYP” in the subject field. Tell us a bit about yourself, your most inspiring quote and what it means to you. Send us a lovely selfie in jpg format, no smaller than 1MB. Don’t forget to include your full name, your age and a phone number (in case we have questions), and you, too, could be radiating #goals.

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Inspiring words that comfort our readers

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