In 1902, a woman named Mary Anderson was riding a trolley through a storm in New York City. Because the motorman couldn’t see through the wet, sleet-covered, double-pane glass of the windshield, he did the next best thing and drove with the windows wide open.
Being a woman and all, Mary knew there must be a better solution to navigating through stormy weather. Something less… stupid.
So in 1903, Mary patented her invention. Windshield wipers.
Kids, the moral of the story is this:
Be like Mary. Invent things, create things, say things and do things that help people move forward through stormy weather. Don’t just sit there with the windows open and let it smack you in the face.