While Sanders became rather successful later in life, his childhood was far from easy. He was forced to move as a child after his step-dad objected to his presence in the house. The resilient Sanders took things into his stride and started focusing on his gig at a farm, earning enough money to get by. However, the 12-year-old Sanders was trying to focus on his education at the same time, but life was hard and he decided to quit school in the seventh grade.
The founder of KFC spoke about his decision later. Sanders said that he simply didn’t enjoy studying algebra and couldn’t wrap his head around it. “Well, I couldn’t conceive any part of it,” he confessed. “The only thing I got out of it was that x equaled the unknown quantity. And I thought, ‘Oh, Lord, if we got to wrestle with this, I’ll just leave — I don’t care about the unknown quantity.'” That’s a relatable one, huh?