Points to Ponder

 

 

 The people listed below are high school drop outs, just think what they might have accomplished had they finished high school. Seriously the importance of achieving a quality education can't be stressed enough, especially in today's world with all the technical advancements and new inventions that are becoming more essential every day. What most of the people on the list must have or have had in common is a very strong inner drive, success in most anything in life with or without an education must come from within. It doesn't do any good to decide on a goal if you just think about it but never begin, "Opportunity knocks, but you've got to open the door." You probably knew a few of these people were drop outs but some of the names are a real surprise.

 

 

 

Julie Andrews
                                                                             
Louie Armstrong
                                                                            
Pearl Bailey
                                                                            
Lucille Ball
                                                                            
Drew Barrymore
                                                                            
Count Basie
                                                                             
Jack Benny
                                                                            
Humphrey Bogart
                                                                            
Sonny Bono
                                                                             
Marlon Brando
                                                                            
Raymond Burr
                                                                            
Glen Campbell
                                                                            
Jim Carrey
                                                                            
Ray Charles
                                                                            
Bill Cosby
                                                                            
Tom Cruise
                                                                           
Jimmy Dean
                                                                            
Robert DeNiro
                                                                           
Princess Diana
                                                                            
Walt Disney
                                                                            
George Eastman
                                                                            
Thomas Edison
                                                                           
Duke Ellington
                                                                           
Ella Fitzgerald
                                                                           
George Foreman
                                                                           
George Gershwin
                                                                           
Benny Goodman
                                                                           
Patrick Henry
                                                                            
Paris Hilton
                                                                            
Andrew Jackson
                                                                           
Peter Jennings
                                                                           
Elton John
                                                                           
Abraham Lincoln
                                                                           
Lindsay Lohan
                                                                           
Joe Louis
                                                                           
Marilyn Monroe
                                                                            
Sidney Poitier
                                                                           
Roy Rogers
                                                                            
Jessica Simpson
                                                                            
Ringo Starr
                                                                           
Charlie Sheen
                                                                           
Jessica Simpson
                                                                            
Danny Thomas
                                                                           
Dave Thomas
                                                                           
John Travolta