Amazing Transformation: From Prisoner to Scholar

When I'm feeling beat down by my circumstances, I often look into the lives of folks who have risen from situations far worse than mine and have thriving and meaningful lives / careers / accomplishments. It puts things into perspective and for me, amplifies inspiration. I found this article in The New Yorker about former prisoners with rough backgrounds who persevered and found themselves at top university - University of California, Berkeley to be particularly inspiring.