Below is a video from a recent (ESPN) Outside The Lines episode. After watching the video, you’ll realize why written words cannot do justice to the power and significance of the story. I will not even try.
Stories such as this really put our own daily dilemmas into perspective. It is safe to say that we can all learn from the courage and perseverance displayed by these two young men.
In the words of John Gardner,
“Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.”
And from an unknown source,
“Self-pity will parch your attitudes, it will paralyze your abilities, and it will put off your achievements. It prohibits excellence and prevents expansion.”
Dartanyon Crockett and Leroy Sutton have both found excellence and continue to expand, so I’m guessing that these men agree with the quoted words above…