So much of life, it seems to me, is determined by pure randomness.
So it’s been kind of a long road, but it was a good journey altogether.
A person doesn’t have to change who he is to become better.
Child psychologists have demonstrated that our minds are actually constructed by these thousands of tiny interactions during the first few years of life. We aren’t just what we’re taught. It’s what we experience during those early years – a smile here, a jarring sound there – that creates the pathways and connections of the brain....
I had chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values.
There is not racial or ethnic domination of hopelessness. It’s everywhere.
But I always had the ability to say no. That’s how I called my own shots.
To simply wake up every morning a better person than when I went to bed.
So much of life, it seems, is determined by pure randomness.
Okay listen, you think I’m so inconsequential? Then try this on for size. All those who see unworthiness when they look at me and are given thereby to denying me value – to you I say, I’m not talking about being AS GOOD as you. I hereby declare myself BETTER than you.
I wanted to explore the values that are at work, underpinning my life.
The journey has been incredible from its beginning.
So I’m OK with myself, with history, my work, who I am and who I was.
So I had to be careful. I recognized the responsibility that, whether I liked it or not, I had to accept whatever the obligation was. That was to behave in a manner, to carry myself in such a professional way, as if there ever is a reflection, it’s a positive one.
Mine was an easy ride compared to Jackie Robinson’s.