There is one man for whom I have the greatest respect. From as early as I can remember, this man stood out to me as oddly different than other men I witnessed in the world. It wasn’t the fact that he was a phenomenal boxer that stood out to me. No…it was his ethicality. This man is Muhammad Ali.
This won’t be a long post. Simply, I ask that you watch this video of when Muhammad Ali helped a man off a ledge. If you know anything about the rest of his life, you’ll know this was not a media ploy or a clever photo op.
Note at about 1:08 in the video where it’s highlighted that the man said to Muhammad Ali, Why would you worry about me? I’m a nobody, to which Ali responded that he was not a nobody.
Ali talked the man off the ledge.
There are a lot of ledges in the world. There are a lot of people who are in need of being talked off ledges. These people are in your family, your organization, your nation, the world. Sometimes, it’s whole collectives of people who are on a ledge. Sometimes, they may not even know they’re on a ledge, thinking it as a bridge instead.
If we’re not here on planet earth to help others from falling (or jumping), and to pick them up when they do, for what are we here?
You are not a nobody.
Where are today’s Muhammad Alis?