John Pemberton was in born 1831 in Crawford County, Georgia. Even as a child, he was interested in chemistry and by the age of nineteen, Pemberton was licensed to practice on botanic principles. Pemberton relied heavily on herbal medicines and was interested in conducting experiments to invent drinks that could be used to purify the body of toxins. Because of this, his experiments were viewed with suspicion by the general public. Despite all the negativity towards his work, Pemberton didn’t stop his experiments and continued doing what he believed in.
This persistence and hard work led him to invent the soft drink Coca-Cola, which today is consumed by millions. Usually, most people change their opinions, or put an end to their dreams when criticized by society.