- A man, Elphas Saizi, has shared a throwback photo of Barack Obama's apartment, using it to inspire people to strive hard
- A number of eople told him that the Obamas were never poor at the time the snap was taken
- There were others who chose to draw lessons from his post, saying that determination is indeed a good drive in life
The photo of Barack Obama's very humble apartment with his Michelle and his children has started a conversation about growing from grass to grace.
Shared by a man, Elphas Saizi, on LinkedIn, he said the picture should be a source of motivation to people going through difficult times presently.
Saizi added that if Obama could go on to become American's president despite all, then anything is just possible.
He wrote on the platform:
"If you're feeling bad because you live in poverty and distress, remember this is where the Former President of the United states of America Barack Obama started. Never write off your Dream, just write off non-dedicated partners."
In the photo, Obama sits on the floor reading a magazine as his wife squats, trying to get their baby ready.
Read some of people reactions to the post below:
Krystal Holliday said:
"Unlike Mr. Trump, who had everything given to him. #charactermatte."
Alhaji Saccoh said
"Both had law degrees from Harvard Law School 19 years ago. They were already in the top 5% income bracket. That’s not poverty, maybe you want to redefine what poverty is Elphas Saizi."
Cinderella Odipo said:
"What about this picture depicts poverty though."
NanaAma Botchway said:
"I’m not sure the Obamas were living in poverty. They both worked as high priced lawyers at the time this picture was taken."
Sibongile Precious said:
"I love the fact that they had such big dreams the sky wasn't a limit for them though they were lawyers they still made it to being president."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Obama opened up on how his Kenyan father's absence affected him as he transitioned from a child to a man.
According to the retired leader, he did not really know his father. At least not the way he wished he did. Obama’s dad left his mum when he was just two years old.
Unfortunately, he also learnt that it was upon him to learn how to become a man. Obama knew that no one would teach him and he had to figure it out on his own.