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john anthony giordano

first i would like to say how much i enjoyed PBS is presentation of italian american history. my storie begins in newark NJ . my family lived in a italian america section of newark . we lived in a three family house my grand parents i unmarried aunt ,and my uncle aunt a cousins . when i was 9 in public school i had teacher who asked the class what they wanted be when they became adults, i told him that i want to be a doctor, he looked at me , and pointed to the light fixture then said your will never be a doctor ,the chances of you becoming one are the same as these light bulb . learn to work with your hands that is what you people are good for. that night at dinner i tolled my mother what had happen .she came to school the next day ,pulled me out ,and off i went to Catholic school. because of my family .i went on the college graduated in 3 year then grad school. went on to become the CEO of a mid size pharmaceutical company. i have two children a boy ,and a girl . my daughter graduated from Columbia my son from pace.
the one thing i learn from that teacher was never let anyone determine your life.