By Nik Wallenda
Nik Wallenda, "King of the excessive Wire," doesn't comprehend worry. As a 7th iteration of the mythical Wallenda kinfolk, he grew up appearing, pleasing, and pushing the limits of gravity and balance.
When Nik was once 4 years previous, he watched a video from 1978 of his nice grandfather, Karl Wallenda, strolling among the towers of the Condado Plaza resort in Puerto Rico, stumbling, and falling to his loss of life as a result of wrong rigging. while Nik heard his father quote his great-grandfather-"Life is at the cord, every little thing else is simply waiting"-the phrases resonated deep inside his soul and he vowed to be a hero like Karl Wallenda.
Balance is the subject of Nik's lifestyles: among his paintings and kin, his religion in God and artistry, his physique and soul. It resonates from him while acting and whilst not anyone is asking. while jogging throughout Niagara Falls, he prayed aloud the whole time, and to maintain his lust for glory and reputation in money, Nik back to the location of his functionality day after today and spent 3 hours cleansing up trash left by way of the crowd.
Nik Wallenda is an entertainer who desires to not just thrill hearts, yet to alter hearts for Christ. Christ is the stability pole that retains him from falling.
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The fact that I was Jewish and had grown up in Portland, Oregon, which at that time still had a strong Ku Klux Klan presence, was another important part of my motivation. In the 1920s, there were still some KKK signs around the city, and one of the large banks was known as the KKK bank; many of its officers were acknowledged members of the Klan. Not many Jews lived in the city at that time, and fewer still were in the schools I attended. I don't mean that I encountered much overt prejudice or discrimination at school, but Jews were not elected to class offices.
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