Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Whenever You Imagine Athletes Are Pampered, Overpaid Jerks...

...I want you to remember this name: Taj Smith
One of the problems with America is we look to the easiest way to solve a problem, which engenders an awful lot of frustration for children when they don't hit it big immediately. We so focus on the successful and rich that we forget the rest of them, and us, that make those people who they are.
For every Ben Roethlisberger or Snooki or Lady Gaga, there are a hundred Taj Smiths and his kind, doing the back-breakign work that makes other people's wild success possible. It's nice to read about them and their struggles to remind ourselves that greatness is not measured on paper or in ratings but in our own hearts.