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Monday, September 19, 2011

Mattie Stepanek

1. Who was Mattie Stepanek?
He was an American poet.He became a peace advocate,motivational speaker,and philosopher at the age of 3 to thirteen  before he dead a month before his fourteen birthday.

2. Why do you think he was famous?
 From what i see and heard about him, I think he was famous because he was an inspiration  to the youth because even tough he had a severe disease, he still could manage himself to doing a masterpiece poet that entering The New York bestseller List. He also was a boy that had struggling in his lifetime before he dead.

3. What is mean by posthumously?
  Posthumously is associated with death.This word is about respect to events occurring after death.Mattie Stepanek was still respect by everyone that known him even he was not with them anymore.

happen after someone death.

4. What does Jimmy Carter mean when he said ‘we have known kings and queens,and we’ve known presidents and prime ministers,but the most extraordinary person whom I have ever known in my life is Mattie Stepanek.His life philosophy was‘Remember to play after every storm!’ and his motto was‘Think Gently,Speak Gently,Live Gently’?He wanted to be remembered as “a poet,a peacemaker,and a philosopher who played”.

Jimmy Carter  means that mattie stepanek was a wonderful person that he ever known because of his attitude to doing things, his passionate towards arts and mention that Mattie Stepanek want to live gently that bring big message to us.