Who’s worthy of our admiration? A lot of people. But most of them aren’t on TV or in the news. They’re in your life.
Man of the Year, Most Influential Woman, the 10 Best Dressed, the 100 Richest People – there’s no shortage of reference guides for who to admire. There are a lot of accomplished people out there. Our little town is full of them. We go to big dinners and the admirable people get Trailblazer Awards or Volunteer of the Year Awards; we listen to speeches, applaud and go home. It’s all good. But I’m not really impressed by all that. It leaves me flat, doesn’t speak to my life.
Here are the people I admire:
* People who understand the phrase ‘there but for fortune go you or I.”
* People who say they were wrong and they say it in front of a lot of people.
* Folks who have been publicly humiliated by their own actions or the actions of others who keep their shit together and come back…
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