Lincoln was not a lucky guy.
At age seven, he was forced to make money for his family.
At nine, his mother passed, forcing him to work even harder.
At twenty Lincoln lost his seemingly stable job as store clerk … and then by twenty-three he went into debt trying to become partner in a small store.
Three years later, just as his store was picking up speed, his business partner died, leaving him in even more debt.
At twenty-eight, after dating a girl for four years, he got up the gumption to propose. She said no.
Later, when he did eventually marry, his son died [...]