Государственное бюджетное общеобразовательное учреждение
средняя общеобразовательная школа № 538
Кировского района Санкт-Петербурга
по английскому языку
«Истина где то рядом»
Для 11 класса
Автор-составитель: Левинца Татьяна Михайловна,
учитель английского языка
Предмет «английский язык», 11 класс
2013Место в учебном процессе: заключительный урок по теме: «Личность», 10 класс, УМК "New Millennium English 10", авторы О. Л. Гроза, О. Б. Дворецкая и др. - (Обнинск: Титул, 2005).
Формируемые обще учебные умения:
- учебно-управленческие умения - научиться работать в команде над решением единой проблемы;
- учебно-информационные - умение работать со словарем, уметь извлекать необходимую информацию;
- учебно-логические умения - умение мыслить критически, делать выводы, выражать свою точку зрения.
Отличительные черты данного урока: применение компьютерных технологий.
Одна из индивидуальных тем урока: творческий мини-проект - изобразить свое понимание успеха и путь к нему в виде плаката.
П р о б л е м а: все люди разные, а что значит успех для самих учащихся, как они будут добивать успеха в жизни.
1) создать благоприятные условия, стимулирующие учащихся на свои собственные суждения и высказывания о значимости успеха в жизни людей и самих учащихся;
2) продолжить работу над развитием у учащихся навыков и умений самовыражения на иностранном языке на основе адекватного лексико-грамматического оформления речевого высказывания;
3) поощрять умение пользоваться компьютером для решения проблемной ситуации; давать аргументированные ответы но проблемным ситуациям; определить для себя свое видение успеха и способы его реализации (выработать свою формулу успеха через творческий мини-проект).
Методические задачи: научить учащихся давать аргументированные ответы по данной проблемной ситуации.
Материалы и оборудование: компьютер, мультимедийный проектор, листы с текстами, ватман, наборы фломастеров.
I. Приветствие. Постановка целей. Введение в тему (5 минут).
Teacher. Good morning, boys and girls! How are you?
Pupils. Good morning, teacher! Fine, thanks, and you?
Teacher. Me, too, thank you.
The topic of our discussion is "A sweet smell of success" (слайд № I). We are going to have an unusual lesson today. We'll try to look into your future. I'll try to help you to define what real success is. I wonder what your idea of success is, what it means for you. Each of you will also work out your own formula of success. But wait a bit, please. I wouldn't like to reveal all my secrets at once. All in good time.
Look at the blackboard, please. There is a Chinese proverb. Let's read it. ..., read please.
What do you think the problems of our today's discussion are? What is meant here under the words b4he top of the mountain' and 'the view?" As you know the Chinese are considered to be hardworking, persistent and hardy.
Pupil 1. There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.
Pupil 2.1 think as for the top it is 'an aim' and the view means "the result".
Pupil 3.1 agree with P2, but judging by the topic of our lesson the top may be also "success" because I believe success is some aim in gaining something. People can choose different things and means to get it and as a result they have what they want to.
Teacher. Right you are.
II. Основная часть (45 минут).
Teacher. But what makes success? What do we need for it? How to achieve success? These are the things we are going to discuss and to check if success really smells sweet.
We've used the word "success" in our speech several times already. In my opinion we should define this word. What is "success"?
How do you understand it? P2 has just tried to interpret the word. I think computer well help us to find the best solution in this situation. 1 believe you know what part computers take in our life. They are very helpful and necessary everywhere, especially in education. Besides some people believe that the knowledge of computer is also a so-called ticket to success. Let's take this advantage. You are good computer users, aren't you?
Please, take your seats in front of the computers. Your task is to make use of the computer dictionaries and find definitions of the word "success". You have access to such dictionaries as: Lingva, Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, Oxford Student's Dictionary of Current English, etc.
What definitions have you found? Which definition is closer to your understanding of the word "success"? Choose the most appropriate explanation or you can try to give your own one on their base.
Pupil 1. Success is the fact that you have achieved smth that you want or have been trying to do or to get.
Pupil 2. Success is the fact of becoming rich or famous or of getting a high social position.
Pupil 3. Success is the gaining of what is aimed at; prosperity.
Pupil 4. Success is achievement of something intended or desired.
Pupil 5. Success is attaining wealth or fame.
Pupil 6. Success can be somebody or something that does well. It is referred both to people and things.
Pupil 7. ...
Teacher. What do all these definitions have in common?
Pupil 1. The common thing is that you get what you want, perhaps either in a fair or in an unfair way.
Pupil 2. In some definitions success is associated with fame, prosperity, wealth, triumph, money, power, respect, a high social position.
Teacher. In certain meanings they are synonyms. Such things as fame, wealth, money and power are the main motivators of success. Do you agree with me?
Pupil 3. It's not surprising we live in a materialistic world where possessions (material goods) are a so-called reward for working hard. People need a country which can offer them opportunities for a good and successful life.
Teacher. Well, materialism is another serious and rather complicated problem for discussion. We will talk on this topic in more details while studying Unit 4. So let's leave it for a while.
As for the word "successful" it is our active one now. It's derived from "success". Look through the dictionary entries once again to study more examples of the same kind and fill in the table. Click the mouse to find it (слайд № 2).
Ready? Let's read them up.
Pupil 1. Success is a noun, successful is an adjective, to succeed in smth/doing smth is a verb.
Pupil 2. The phrases arc: the sweet smell of success
(the name of our discussion), to be drunk/flushed with success, to be one's ticket to success, to make a success of smth, to have some success, to be a success in smth/as, etc. Teacher. Do you have any difficulty in understanding them? Pupil 3. Everything is clear.
Teacher. OK. AH these words and phrases will be very beneficial to you to speak on the topic "success" and make your speech more colorful. Try to use them in our discussion.
We are going further. Look at the gallery of these people. (Учащимся демонстрируются фотографии и иллюстрации людей, являющихся представителями разных профессий, успешных в ней. Учитель подбирает фотографии самостоятельно.) What are they?
Pupil I. He is a tennis-player.
Pupil 2. This man is a builder.
Pupil 3. She is a businesswoman.
Pupil 4. His profession is a firelighter.
Puprl 5. This woman is a rescuer.
Pupil 6. He is a doctor by profession.
Teacher. Nobody has mentioned this very man as a successful person. Was it hy chance? What is strange about him? (Приложение 2. с 160.) How does a successful person look like?
Pupil 1. He looks pleased but untidy. I ic ii free in his manners.
Pupil 2. He doesn`t care about his appearance. He may have some problems with money, work, however the man seems optimistic.
Teacher. Do you think all of them arc successful? Which of them looks most ambitious, strong-willed?
Pupil I. It's difficult to say that they are not successful. In my opinion ... is/arc most ambitious and strong-willed.
Pupil 2. Perhaps they have some success in their career.
Pupil 3. There is nothing in their personal appearance that can prevent thinking otherwise. They seem ambitious. As for that man he might be successful too. Why not? Everything depends on a personality, his/her personal qualities. Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Teacher. Yes, I am of the same opinion. But at first you were at a loss, weren't you? I'll tell you a small secret: he is a millionaire from Switzerland.
Pupil l. Is he?
Pupil 2. Really?
Teacher. Of course, good and positive appearance is also one of the main elements in the image of successful people, it can contribute to success. However, have you ever heard such an English proverb: It is not the gay coat that makes the gentleman? Appearances arc very often deceptive.
Indeed, each of them may be successful, why not? Everyone can succeed in something. And it doesn't matter much what profession
you have, how you look like. (See "Supplementary Material" for additional information on the topic "Personal Appearance".)
But do you think that personal qualities are still more important in achieving success?
Pupil 1. Yes. I do. They make our character. And the latter can influence our life; it also plays a big role in achieving success.
Teacher. What personal qualities are required to achieve success in life? On your computer screens there is a list of trails of character. Make pairs by joining each other and choose 5 most important and 5 unimportant personal qualities which can contribute to success from your point of view. You have 3 minutes to fulfill this task.
Your time is up. It's time to listen to your ideas. At first come the most important features. Who would like to start?
Pupil 1. Strong-willed, persistent, ambitious, confident, enthusiastic.
Pupil 2. Hard-working, persistent, ambitious, quick-minded, determined.
Pupil 3. Sociable, tolerant, energetic, hard-working, independent.
Teacher. While checking the task I'll ask P4 to sum up all the ideas and make a general conclusion in the form of the table at your computer what the most popular answers are (слайд Ля З).
Pupil 4. ...
Teacher. P4, thank you for the summary table. You see the ideas are different but ... (persistent, ambitious and hard-working) is(are) beyond any doubt.
And what about unimportant ones?
Pupil 1. Shy, selfish, doubtful, nervous, rank.
Pupil 2. Doubtful, sensitive, absent-minded, honest, indifferent.
Pupil 3. Timid, narrow-minded, shy, absent-minded, indifferent.
Teacher. Were they worth mentioning at all?
Pupil 1. Yes, they were. I find it very useful to have a look at my personality from different sides.
Teacher. What does our summary table say again? You haven't chosen these traits of character as the most important qualities. It means that they are of little significance. Some of them are even harmful. Nevertheless a negative result is also of some importance, you know: it's better to avoid them on the way to your success, especially ... (shyness, doubtfulness, absent-mindedness, indifference).
There is no doubt that in our days work takes the most part of our life. However, people can meet with success not only regarding their jobs.
Where else can people succeed? In which spheres of our life? What else do they need for success besides their personal qualities? These questions are our next steps to the secret of our success. We are going to find the answers to them while studying question by question.
Have a look at these photos.
Учащимся вновь демонстрируются фотографии успешных, счастливых людей.
Where can success be achieved? What spheres of our life do they illustrate? Try to guess. Don't forget to explain your choice.
Pupil 1. The first picture illustrates "love", the feeling without which nobody can go in the world. It is one of our essential spheres of life. There is a newly-married couple there. They seem to be happy and love each other. At last their loving hearts have united.
Pupil 2. The next photo represents a businesswoman. She is looking at her watch. She may have an appointment with her business partners. This sphere is "job/business".
Pupil 3. ... education.
Pupil 4. ... relations with friends/other people.
Pupil 5.... family.
Teacher. Do you really think that a good family is an aim in life?
Pupil 1. Good family relations, children around you ... It sounds very supportive in life. You have somebody to rely on and
give you advice. It seems to me that one of the main family values is when you in your own family find a shelter from the storm, feel comfortable, secure and protected. As for me it's more important than success in business.
Teacher. For some people it goes without saying. They don't believe that it is possible to achieve success in family relations. That's why such people treat to making a family in a careless way.
According to this diagram you've named all 5 spheres: job/career, family, education, love, relations with friends/other people (слайд № 4).
What would you put at the first (second, third, ...) place? What is more important for you? Put them in order of importance. (1 = most important... 5 = least important). I'll give you a minute to think of it.
Pupil 1. Education, career, love, family, relations with friends/ other people.
Pupil 2. Love, family, relations with friends, education, career.
Pupil 3. Relations with friends, love, education, family, career.
Pupil 4. Education, relations with friends, career, love, family.
Teacher. Let's listen to the girls first, then the boys.
29146550736500The teacher follows the pupils' answers without their help and sums up the general idea on the blackboard (слайд № 5).
Why do the boys think in a different way?
Pupil 1I. In our world community men and women don't have the same opportunities to be successful in their life. Besides the nature both of men and women also influences their choice. According to the statistics women prefer family to career and men pay more attention to their job or business.
Teacher. Yet it's true that everyone has his/her own priorities and chooses their aim to gain.
But in spite of various spheres where success can be achieved there are the same ways to gain the aim. As you have noticed we've come back to the Chinese proverb again: "There are many paths to the top of the mountain but the view is always the same". How clever and far-sighted the Chinese are!
Pupil 1. I think "The American dream1' is the dream to become rich, happy and successful.
Pupil 2. When you work hard, you want to have something for it.
Teacher. And what is the idea of success for Americans? I suppose you've heard such a phrase as "the American dream" many times in films and literature. Have you got any idea of it?
Pupil 3. People come to America to find a better life, to achieve something in their life. They dream about a good profession, their own house. They would also like to get freedom and equal rights.
Pupil 4. America is considered to be the country of numerous opportunities.
Teacher. Good. Let's see if your guesses were right. There is a very short text for you that is called "Proof of American dream" (see the "Supplementary Material" section). (The teacher gives out the texts to the pupils.) The title speaks for itself, you see. While reading you should find the answers to the following questions:
1. Where did Ashley Judd achieve her success? In which sphere of life?
2. What was her way to success? Was it easy?
3. What do you think what personal qualities helped her to succeed in life?
You have 3 minutes to look through this text and be ready to answer the questions.
Enough. Let's check your answers.
Pupil 1. She achieved her success in the profession of a movie star.
Pupil 2. Money was unlikely to help her become successful as she comes from a dirt-poor family. Perhaps it was a great motivator
for her: by that time her mother and sister had already been a success as country and western singers.
Pupil 3. I think it was her youth, beauty, probably talent and her hope for a better life that contribute to her success.
Pupil 4.1 believe it was impossible to achieve anything without hard work. Working hard is the only way to succeed in life. It's rather difficult.
Pupil 5. I'm sure she was just lucky.
Pupil 6. To my mind Ashley's personal qualities also played a certain role in making her career.
Pupil 7. She is determined, persistent, and even stubborn.
Pupil 8. She looks straightforward, ambitious and optimistic. She seems not to be afraid of difficulties.
Teacher. You were very close to the right answers. Nothing is left for me but add only some words to the notion of "the American dream". Having material goods proves that a person is hard-working; so many people try to have everything their neighbors have. They expect their children to live a better life than they do.
For example, Lisa Carey, a 15-year-old girl from America, believes, "We're all born equal. But after that we are on our own. Nobody is going to hand you success on a plate. If you want to succeed, you'll have to make it on your own: your own energy, your own head, and your own ambitions. If at first you don't succeed, try, try
and try again."
What do you think is necessary to be successful? What arc these ways to the top of the mountain? (Слайд № 6.)
Pupil 1. Health.
Pupil 2. Someone's support.
Pupil 3. Money.
Pupil 4. Good luck.
Pupil 5. Personal qualities such as persistence, ambition, industry.
Pupil 6. Talent. Pupil 7. Education. Pupil 8. Risk.
Pupil 9. Hard work.
Pupil 10. Experience.
Pupil 11. Hope.
Pupil 12. Personal appearance.
Teacher. What opportunities do we, Russians, have to do well in life? How do we see our future? What is the Russian dream? I hope you'll help me to answer these questions and explain your choice in the form of a mini-project.
To make the project you are to divide into groups. How shall we make them? I offer you to do it in the following way: I've got cards with the same names of the ways how to achieve success as you saw on the blackboard. Which way would you prefer? Here are they. It is the ways that help us to make groups.
Who wants to dispute the point of view that hard work is the most necessary to succeed in life? (... money, ... education, and so on.)
Take you seats over there. We have got 4 (5, ...) groups. Here are the paper and the set of felt-tip pens for each group. On each sheet of paper there is a vertical line in the form of a path to the top of the mountain. Starting with this initial point that is at the bottom "November, 2006" you should show your own way(s) to the top of the mountain symbolizing your future success "November, 2026". Remember to say:
* what and where you will be in 20 years;
* what way(s) you will choose, what you need for it (слайд№ 7).
In the groups there are like-minded friends. That is why I hope you will manage to come to an agreement.
In 5-7 minutes we'll find out how these paths have led you to success and if these very ways are really reliable.
If you need it on the blackboard you can see the questions of our project.
Who would like to represent the project? (One group.)
Pupils 1, 2, 3, We think to achieve something in life is very important for everybody. Everyone would like to find himself/herself in life, to get satisfaction from what he/she is doing. It can be expressed in different things as each person has his/her own aim in life.
As for us our aim is to achieve success in education. We need courses in computing, foreign languages, perhaps two or even three higher educations. It would be also not bad to go abroad to practice English (or other foreign languages) and get some experience in our profession(s). The corresponding signs show all these things on our path. We believe good education can lead to another top, career, and help to succeed in this sphere of our life too. We've drawn another top here to emphasize that education is an essential part of career. That's why we find them to be connected with each other. However, good education doesn't always mean that you will be successful in your job. You have to be rather persistent, ambitious, decisive and believe in yourself.
This figure of a man symbolizes these very personal qualities. We suppose without them it's impossible to win. In this case some programs in character-building may be beneficial too. This sign proves it. The way to the top is often a certain struggle. We shouldn't forget about our health either.
Pupil 1. If we manage to fulfill all these tasks and our dreams come true in 2026 I see myself as an interpreter.
Pupil 2. ГЦ be a lawyer.
Pupil 3. And my profession will be an international economist. In our opinion it's a good start for making a family.
Teacher. As for the others I ask you to leave your posters at our class exhibition. It would be very interesting to learn the idea of success of each group. I`ll keep them till 2026.
III. Заключительная часть. Подведение итогов (10 минут).
Teacher. So many people, so many opinions. Each person prefers his/her way to achieve a goal. But there is no doubt that none of them is short, as there are no short cuts to success. As the English proverb says, "Real success comes in small portions every day."
Do you remember the topic of our discussion? A sweet smell of success. Though we are short of time I am still wondering if success really smells sweet, for you personally, PI .... And you?
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English Dictionary Entries
the sweet smell of success - the pleasant feeling of being successful (informal).
success - 1) (in smth/ in doing smth) the fact that you have achieved something that you want and have been trying to do or get; the fact of becoming rich or famous or of getting a high social position;
2) a person or thing that has achieved a good result and been successful.
success story - a person or thing that is very success (from Oxford Advanced Learner s Dictionary).
success - 1) the gaining of what is aimed at; to meet with success;
2) prosperity; to have great success in life;
3) person or thing that succeeds; to be a great success. to make a success (of smth) - to do it successfully (from Oxford Student's Dictionary of Current English).
success - a) doing something well; doing what you have been trying to do; to do smth with no success;
b) somebody/something which does well. pi. successes (from Beginner's Dictionary of American English Usage).
success - 1) satisfactory, completion of something;
2) the gaining of wealth and fame (from Webster's Dictionary).
success - achievement of something intended or desired; attaining wealth, or fame.
success - advance, prosperity, luck, fame, triumph (syn); failure (ant) (from Webster \s Dictionary and Thesaurus).
to be successful - to do something that you have hoped, tried, or wanted to do; especially that needs a lot of work or effort, as passing a test or getting a job.
to have some success - to achieve part of what you wanted to achieve.
to be successful in smth/doing smth/as ... - to earn a lot of money or to become well-known and respected, because you do your job very well.
to do well in smth/as ... - to be successful in your job, especially through hard work and natural ability.
to be a success in smth/as ... - to be successful in your job, especially when at first it was not certain that you would be (from Longman English and Essential Activators).
successful -having, gaining success.
to succeed - to do what one is trying to do; to succeed in passing an examination (from Oxford Student 9s Dictionary of Current English).
to succeed in/at smth or doing smth - to be successful at smth or doing smth; to succeed at English, to succeed in finding a job (from Longman Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs).
to succeed - to do well; to do what you have been trying to do; to succeed in business.
successful - which does well; a successful businessman.
successfully - well; to do smth successfully (from Beginner's Dictionary of American English Usage).
to succeed in smth/doing smth - to accomplish what is attempted.
successful - fortunate, favorable, lucky, triumphant (syn) (from Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus).
to succeed - to attain a desired object or result (from Webster's Dictionary).
successful - 1) (in smth/ in doing smth//at smth/at doing smth) achieving your aims or what was intended;
2) having become popular and/or made a lot of money.
successful - unsuccessful (opp).
to succeed - 1) (in doing smth) to achieve smth that you have
The American dream.
The belief of Americans that their country offers opportunities for a good and successful life. For minorities and people coming from abroad to live in America, the dream also includes freedom and equal rights (from Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary).
American dream II «американская мечта»// Идеалы свободы и открытых возможностей для всех, основанные на вере в безграничные возможности США и их исключительное место в мире, которыми руководствовались, согласно официальной американской политической мифологии, «отцы-основатели» <forefathers, founding fathers> Соединенных Штатов Америки. В широком понимании: американские ценности, от самых высоких до простой мечты американца о собственном доме. Концепция «американской мечты» критиковалась многими философами и писателями, например, Н. Мейлером <Mailer, Norman> в одноименном романе 1965 <"An American Dream">, но для многих она продолжает сохранять привлекательность (из англо-русского лингвострановедческого словаря «Американа»).
American dream I «американская мечта», идеал счастья и материального благополучия, который, как предполагается, может быть достигнут любым американцем. Символом «американской мечты» стал собственный дом. По всей вероятности, термин первоначально относился к иммигрантам. Теперь он применим ко всем простым американцам, которые надеются, что экономическое и социальное положение их детей будет лучше, чем их собственное (из англо-русского лингвострановедческого словаря «Жизнь и культура США»).
Proof of American dream.
A Hollywood actress Ashley Judd was born to a dirt-poor family who fought for life in the Kentucky backwoods. Her father walked out when she was four, leaving them with so little money that they had to make their own soap-Ten years later, Ashley's mother Naomi and older sister Wynona teamed up as country and western singers to make some money - and became one of the biggest acts in the country, selling over 20 million records.
Meanwhile, Ashley drove a truck 2,000 miles to Hollywood, determined to become a star in her own right. And it certainly paid off. She now commands $8 million a picture. Fame may be a "mixed burden", but "the good thing about being a movie star is that you can usually get something nice to eat."
(21 Jan. 2000 The Week)
A long-waited success.
A novelist Frank McCourt had a miserable childhood in Ireland hoping to find his fortune in America. He had no qualifications and looked quite hideous, with pus-filled eyes and rotten teeth. He was clever enough to get into university, though, and to become a school teacher. All the time, his story was waiting to be told. "I couldn't have written about my mother while she was alive. She hated me uncovering the past: the only place for confession is to a priest, she thought."
When he did finally produce his memoir, Angela's Ashes, it sold over six million copies in 30 countries and made him a rich man. McCourt finds all the attention a bit much. "Thirty years as a teacher nobody paid me a scrap of attention," he sighs. "Then I write a bestselling book and suddenly you are an expert on everything."
(21 Jan. 2000 The Week)
How does a successful person look like?
to be good-looking, stunning features, to have a bright appearance, to be tall/of medium height, slender, slim, skinny, fat, a dark/tanned complexion, long blond hair, large blue eyes, beautiful brown eyes, pus-filled eyes, to be more than just another pretty face, to have a hair style/a piercing/a tattoo, even/ white/rotten teeth, to care about one's appearance, to be relaxed about one's appearance, to be well-built, to have a perfect figure, to be physically perfect, to lack beauty, to be a mediocrity, not to differ much from others, to change one's image, to accept a new fashion, to follow fashion, to be obsessed with fashion, to look fantastic in expensive clothes, to prefer casual clothes, to show off one's natural beauty, tidy, neat, to look healthy/hideous/attractive, to be noticeable, to follow the healthy lifestyle, to go to the gym, not to eat fattening food, to be an example for others.
What is a successful person like?
To be flushed with success (= very excited and pleased), to be the ticket to success, to be the key to success, to have an ambition - a strong desire to be successful, one's prospects of success, to be drunk with success (informal), the secret of one's success, to have much success in, to meet with little success, to make a success of smth, to better themselves and the world, to accept others as they are, to be tolerant to others, to be patient, to have a way to express oneself, to show one's solidarity with like-minded friends, to contribute to the future, to express one's individuality with something, to conform to society's standards, to be (un)able to accept new ideas, not to have a negative view of life, to respect different opinions/beliefs/tastes/ preferences, to be involved in political issues and protests, to take one's beliefs to different extremes, to get their message across, to be
famous for, to make a statement with one's fashion/philosophy, to share interests and opinions, to cause an (un)favorable opinion of oneself, to cover up true feelings/nervousness, to be perceived as a confident person, to look someone in the eye, to radiate the sense of confidence, to wear bright colours, to look indiffcrcnt/to look confident, to demonstrate security, to believe in oneself, to be real/to be perfect to make decisions, to stick up for oneself, to develop one's interests/talents, to give oneself a positive appearance, to be independent/to be successful, to feel positive about oneself, to have positive self-esteem/self-confidence, to have optimistic approach to life, to view others positive, to be insecure about how one looks, to be laughed at, to pick on somebody, to stay in the background, to join any activities, to be bound to fail/to meet with failure, to be a loser in life, to be a failure, to have a miserable childhood, to go through a difficult/rebellious age, to set a goal/a path to success, to achieve success in life, to make one's career, to change one's image, to fight for life, to make money, to be determined to become a star, to get more confidence, to take one's own decisions, (o make one's dreams come true, to accept a new hair style/fashion, to swim against the tide, to take responsibility for one's life, to admire (strength of will), to find one's way out, to solve the problems, to turn into a winner, to succeed in life, to find one's fortune, to change behavior and performance, to be in the public eye, to be devoted to, to receive recognition from the public, to win/deserve recognition.
Success often harms people's character. Both money and fame can also cause serious problems.
When you are successful you never know who your real friends are, which makes it difficult to trust people. Another problem is the lack of privacy. The public wants to know everything about your personal life. Your life becomes a nightmare. Famous people do have lots of money, and people recognize them and express their admiration, but how much of it can they take?