Friday, October 21, 2011

The Key To Life

Have you ever heard the name Edgar Bergen? He was perhaps the greatest ventriloquist to have ever lived. Ventriloquism is the art of training one's voice so as to make it sound like it is coming from a non-human object.

Here is the way Edgar Bergen found his vocation. As a youngster he ordered a book on photography. The mail order company sent the wrong book; they sent a book on ventriloquism. Edgar Bergen couldn't afford to send the book back, so he kept it and read it.

Bergen became fascinated with ventriloquism. He made a wooden dummy and called it "Charlie McCarthy." The rest is history. Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy became a world-class entertainment duo.

The key to life is taking what life gives you and using it for something good.

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