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8 People Who Proved Hindsight Is 20/20

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I Told You So

Is there any feeling better than proving people wrong? Especially in the face of major adversity or doubt, coming out victorious is both vindicating and thrilling, and whether your achievement is large or small, it feels great.

Unfortunately for us, it isn’t easy to always make the right choices or look beyond current predicaments to decide what’s best for the future.

It’s truly a gift to be able to logically tackle a situation with forethought, especially when your opinion is unpopular or sounds wrong in the present. If you choose wisely and stick to your guns, however, you’ll always be remembered for it.

Speaking of, who are some of history’s greats that turned out to be very right even though so many people thought they were wrong? These stories of perseverance and personal victory are wildly inspiring and will remind you to always follow your gut!

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These people deserve an award for this stuff!

No One Would Listen

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Harry Markopolos who figured out the Madoff Ponzi scheme and delivered it fully documented to the SEC. This was years before the scheme fell apart in 2008. There’s book called “No One Would Listen”, which was also made into a movie. (bitnotno)

Duff’s Ditch

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Manitoba premier Duff Roblin built a flood control waterway, or “floodway” to protect the city of Winnipeg from being underwater if the city flooded, which it had done in the past. It was built in 1968 at a cost of $63 Million (Canadian) which was a freakin’ lot of money at the time. He was derided by his opponents and the project was sneeringly referred to as Duff’s Ditch.

Since it was built it has been used over 20 times and saved the city billions of dollars. People from all over the world have come to study it, particularly our flood prone neighbors to the south in North Dakota. (reptilesni)