Those only are happy who have their minds fixed on some
object other than their own happiness: on the happiness of others, on the
improvement of mankind, even on some art or pursuit followed not as a means,
but as itself an ideal end. Aiming at something else, they find happiness by
by John Stuart Mill
English: A post-concert photo of the main hall's stage inside of Carnegie Hall. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
- Born in Dunfermline, Scotland on November 25, 1835.
- His family and their neighbors lived together in a one-main-room house.
- Was educated about Scottish heroes by his uncle.
- In 1848, the Carnegies moved to Alleghany, PA in search of a better life.
- At the age of 13, his first job was as a bobbin boy 12 hours a day, 6 days a week
at a cotton factory. He earned $1.20 per week.
- Urged by his uncle in 1850, Carnegie became a telegraph messenger boy for the
Pittsburgh Office of the Ohio Telegraph Company, receiving $2.50 per week.