Socrates was one strange man. Not everyone can pull off going around town asking questions about what they believe. I know it would get extremely annoying at some point, but you should give him some props on this whole “Asking Business”. I believe he had a ton of courage because he had not a care in the world of what people thought of him. He still asked the jury what they believed that they still had no idea what it meant to be in the jury. He questioned them when he was on the verge of being put to death. He is a crazy man. But I guess you can’t blame him for being so curious, unless he was asking them just to see what they knew, and I’m sure that’s the case in this situation. Socrates was a very wise and unique man in his day of age, and there’s no way you can disagree to that. He was seriously odd, but in a different way. He was maybe the only one that will ever be like him… I hope. You didn’t see Elvis going around being annoying and critical.. Or Elton John, or anyone like that. If you ask me, I think it was a little ridiculous, but I definitely respect the man. After all, he may have been the most courageous man ever, that we know of, and may have possibly been the most annoying, most literal, (but wisest) man ever known to man. EVER.
I would have to say that Daniel Tosh, on comedy central, is probably the most couragous comedian, even though he makes very racial jokes, and could care less about what people think of him. To me that’s what courage is about. Being able to say something and not give a care in the world about what people have to say about him/her, and also just say what they feel. like i said even though he does all this super bad stuff, he doesn’t care about the consequences that follow. He just goes along with the stuff he writes and it always sond super funny. This is kind of what i wrote on that “what do you think is courage” thing in class, Not caring about people’s opinion or any junk like that. If you can go on in life, not worrying about what people think about you, keeping high self-esteem, you have gained my respect easily. I think the coolest people in the world go their own way in whatever they love doing. It makes me feel like I can do the same thing. I guess what I’m saying is, if you can go on, be successful in your own way, and still makes friends and stay in touch with your family or whatever, you are a very couragous life do-er, and you have inspired me. Right on people with atitude, You guys are my role models. Congratulations. Haha. Just as long as we can be pretty good friends, I will not have a problem with you.
I believe that being the best person you can be, whether its nice, kind, giving, or sweet, can get you far in life. Take my friend, Mike Sweeney, for example. The man is a hero. He’s a stud at baseball, he loves the Lord, and takes so much out of his life to help people. Charities, family fund raisers, anything you can think of that helps people, he does. Everytime I meet with him at a game, he cheers me up to the fullest. He has this radiant smile and he’s the nicest man you could ever meet.
Growing up, I was a Kansas City Royals fan. I knew they weren’t the greatest team, but me liking them came naturally, being born in Missouri and all. I don’t even remember what made this player so significant, but for as long as I can remember, the first baseman, number 29, Mike Sweeney has been my favorite player of all time. Because I liked him so much, I’ve worn the number 29 on everything I’ve been able too, customizable jerseys, All-Star jerseys, you name it, it’s my favorite number.
One day when I was visiting my hometown, Kansas City, I went to the family-owned business, Goetze. I’ve visited there since I was a little, so I knew almost everyone there. The last person I see is my uncle, who owns the place. We had our small talk, we asked how each other are, at the end we said goodbye, the usual “family-visit” talk. Luckily, I had been wearing my Special Edition Sweeney jersey that I was super proud of, because when I turned around Uncle Don said, “A Sweeney Jersey, eh?”
“I’m having dinner with him this Thursday.” I freaked. Out. I warned him that he’d better get me an autograph for me or else I’d have his sister beat him for me.
Later that week, it was a typical dinner night at the McConnell residence, when the phone rang. It was my uncle with news that I could not believe. He was sitting next to the best baseball player ever, Mike Sweeney, and I was lucky enough to speak to him. We, as in I, talked for about 20 minutes on how excited I was. He asked me to be his special guest at the Rangers game in August. Of course, I was.
Every time I’ve seen him he has made me smile like none other, whether he’s signing something for me, quoting my favorite Bible verse, Matt. 5:16, or taking pictures with me. He’s even invited me to charity baseball camps. He may quite possibly be the nicest person I’ve ever met. It has just been the greatest experience I have ever had. The point is, despite how popular one is, I believe being generous, caring, or whatever the word may be, will get you so much farther in life, than just knowing people and being stuck up or snotty most days. No matter what you do for other people, it makes a difference to the whole world.
HAY GUYS!!!!!!! Guess what. I. Am. John McConnell.