We were invited to the opening ceremony of the gym and took a deeper look into the story of Jordan. Not the Michael Jordan we all know that won titles and gold medals, but the “Jordan” before that Jordan. The Jordan that had math class and was known to crack a few jokes. The Jordan that eventually became the greatest player of all time
When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.
That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is – everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. That’s maybe the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.
I think that’s very important and however you learn that, once you learn it, you’ll want to change life and make it better, cause it’s kind of messed up, in a lot of ways. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.
The quote is from PBS’ “One Last Thing” documentary, which aired on TV in 2011.
Cortlan Wickliff, 22, is graduating from Harvard Law School on May 30, 2013. When he crosses the stage and receives his Juris Doctorate, Wickliff will be the youngest African-American to ever join the elusive law school alumni club.
Wickliff of Texas was the youngest African-American engineer in the United States when he finished a Bachelor’s of Science in Bioengineering at 19.
The Rice University alum’s research includes developing a heart-and-respiration-rate monitor for babies as well transforming pacemakers to monitor vital signs. Wickliff’s interest in medicine and engineering developed after his father died of a heart attack. He has devoted his energy to creating cost-effective medical advancements that can save lives.
Wickliff, who’s a member of the Root’s Young Futurists list, will pursue a Ph.D. in engineering at Texas A&M University. Congratulations Cortlan Wickliff. Keep up the good work.
This is a case study of 3 young outliers who against all odds achieved massive success at a young age. Using the exercise from “The New Psycho Cybernetics” book, the video studies the character traits and events that have shaped their lives into what they were/are in their pinnacle moments.
January 15th is the born day of inspirational African American leader, activist, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, MLK. The Martin Luther King Day holiday began in 1986 and is still celebrated in the United States of America. Dr. King was born in 1929 Atlanta, Georgia, and was assasinated April 4th, 1968. Martin Luther King has streets named after him across the USA today which are mostly located in the inner city or the ‘hood’. Dr. King continues to be an inspiration to all races across America.
“Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they can not communicate; they can not communicate because they are separated.” Martin Luther King Jr Read More