Being in a remote location can also look into the distance.
On March 26, 1930, O’Connor was born in a ranch in El Paso, Texas. The ranch is located on the border of Arizona and New Mexico, 57 kilometers from the nearest town, and the nearest neighbor is also 19 kilometers away. Open and lonely, it is the nature of this ranch, but also cast O’Connor’s character.
When I was young, I didn’t have a partner. O’Connor’s only parents, ranch workers, and bobcats and wild boars. When she was very young, she learned to read books to enrich herself. O’Connor’s mother spent several hours a day reading newspapers for her daughters. News and editorials replaced fairy tales and became O’Connor’s enlightenment textbook, which allowed her to be remote but also to look far away.
When O’Connor was 8 years old, he also learned to repair fences, ride horses, use rifles, and drive trucks. The pasture is remote, and she knows that if she wants to reach a farther place, she must use tools. A variety of problems in the pasture, training her hands-on ability and reaction speed. The fence wall broke, the windmill had a problem, the cow was sick, the tires were paralyzed, and only the hands and brains that could be turned for help. The pastoral life was so monotonous that she was brave and brave in her life, but she grew out of this land.
After graduating from high school at the age of 16, O’Connor was admitted to Stanford University and received a bachelor’s degree in economics with honors. Later, she went to Stanford Law School to study law, became a member of the “University Association”, and met her later husband John Jay Sandra.
In 1952, O’Connor got married and started a new life. Synchronized, and her career path.
O’Connor’s ambition is to be a lawyer, but the response to the cover letter sent out is exactly the same: “We don’t recruit female staff.” O’Connor had to turn to the public service, she found a job as a government legal counsel, even fixed No compensation.
In 1958, shortly after the birth of his eldest son, O’Connor opened a private law firm with a colleague in a large shopping mall. However, with the birth of her second son, she resigned her job and took care of her children. Colleagues feel sorry for her, but she is very determined: “My most important role in my life is to be a mother.”
Five years later, when the children entered elementary school, she returned to the workplace.
Friendly but hard-working
In 1965, O’Connor became an assistant justice minister in Arizona. In the meantime, she was gradually known for her meticulousness.
Four years later, O’Connor was appointed a member of the Arizona Senate. In 1973 she became a majority leader. In the eyes of some Republican colleagues, O’Connor tends to be conservative and neutral in most votes, with one exception being her support for the “equal rights of men and women.”
In 1974, O’Connor won the election of the judges of the High Court of Malikopa County. The Republican leader had suggested that she run for the governor but was rejected by O’Connor. In 1979, O’Connor was appointed by the governor as a judge of the Court of Appeal.
Twenty-one months later, the then US President Ronald Reagan appointed O’Connor to be the US Supreme Court Justice. After experiencing 101 male judges, the US Supreme Court finally ushered in the first female judge.
During O’Connor’s appointment as a justice, under her advocacy, a series of laws on worker compensation, criminal identification, and immovable property were revised or formulated. Her opinions on issues such as abortion, death penalty, and affirmation have had a profound impact on the United States.
O’Connor said in a speech at Barnard University: “A woman with a remarkable achievement has a smart, open-minded and friendly mind.” She is such a person in the eyes of her peers – friendly but not tough. Another judge, Sogoud Marshall, once commented on O’Connor: “She is very friendly, but once you annoy her, she will be heavier than anyone else when she kicks your ass.”
O’Connor was once the “Forbes Magazine” Selected as one of the most powerful women. In 2009, she was awarded the “Presidential Freedom Medal” by the then US President Barack Obama.
Quietly launching a sunset of life
In 2005, O’Connor chose to retire because she wanted to take care of her husband with Alzheimer’s disease. She said, “I will never look back once I make a decision.”
After O’Connor became a judge, her husband John Sandra retreated to the background. When John was asked how to look at his supporting role in the family, he said: “O’Connor’s achievements will not make me feel frustrated. On the contrary, it makes me feel very comforted.” He is also engaged in the legal profession, in order to Not closing the conflict with the public interest, closed his own law firm. After serving the Supreme Court for many years, O’Connor finally decided to compensate her husband. She said: “I am 75 years old, I want to spend more time with my husband.”
And when O’Connor took care of her husband wholeheartedly, John not only did not remember his wife, but also talked with an old lady in the nursing home. in love”. Watching her husband and “lover” holding hands on the rocking chair on the porch, O’Connor said that she was pleased with her husband’s peace.
”The release of Justice O’Connor reveals the rich and open-minded side of the love of the following year.” The New York Times praised an article entitled “Love in the Spread of Dementia”, “O’Connor’s deep and full love provides a rare example for modern people.” Like psychologist Mary Bobo Said: “Young love is to hope that you are happy. Old love is to hope that the other side is happy.”
Today, O’Connor is also diagnosed as early dementia. In a statement to the public, she wrote: “With dementia final journey through life and perhaps uncomfortable, but my life there have been many lucky things, enough to make me rise gratitude.”
Calm comfortable, Not humble, keep faith, this is O’Connor’s power to women all over the world. In the later years of minor dementia, when the consciousness still exists, it is worth retreating. Such O’Connor is worthy of admiration.
Being in a remote location can also look into the distance.