"And then, to the cowboys amazement, the design worked perfectly-just as she knew it would"(92-93).
Signpost: Quoted Words
"'When I get t do something to improve treatment of animals, when I get to help a mother with her autistic kid, when I help one of my students get a good career...' Temple pauses. 'Well that's the meaning of life for me. It's that simple'"(129)
"While other facility designers might be content to work with pen and paper alone, she works on whatever needs doing on the work site. It's the consistency of every day, never giving up, never giving in, overcoming every setback,' Jim says"(97).
"'A lot of effort goes into what she does,' he say. Over the years they've worked together, he has seen her work seven days a week, sometimes for three months at a time, without a single day off"(97).
The cowboys working at the dip vat did not think Temple's design would work, but Temple knew it would. This is important because it shows how smart Temple's design was and it also shows all the problems she faced in her career.
Word Gap: Gestation Stalls
"The mother pigs are forced to live in gestation stalls so small that these intelligent, affectionate animals can't even turn around"(120).
Temple was quoted because it shows why she lives the life she does and what she does to make the world a better place. The quote adds the way Temple sees the world. It is important because it shows the meaning of life from Temple's view.
Summery: The Most Important Thing
Different doesn't mean less.
Three important ideas are:
Find a door and walk through it.
Embracing challenges can lead to a strong person.
Demonstrating using more effort, Temple works for hours trying to improve the lives of cattle. She works hard and keeps up her effort. She doesn't take a break until all of the work is done. If Temple did not use more effort, cattle would have a lot worse lives.
Book Club Question:
Definition: a metal enclosure used to hold pregnant pigs Technical Term: Yes
But the most important thing is:
Don't let your differences stop you from following your Passion.
How might all the people that doubted Temple act or think if they saw where she is today? How will Temple continue to improve the lives of cattle and people with autism?