So often in today’s media, professional athletes are caricatured as dumb, narcissistic, spoiled brats who know the cost of everything and the value of nothing. In today’s world of sports, if you are not chest-bumping or causing some other attention to be drawn to yourself, you are considered boring.
In today’s celebrity obsessed society, people know who is pregnant, the baby’s name, who is sleeping with whom, etc. Strangely enough, today, you can be famous for being famous—with no accomplishments to speak of.
But, yet, “old-school” success has never gone out of vogue, it’s just been ignored. Everyone knows Michael Jordan and Earvin “Magic” Johnson, but who knows Ulysses Lee “Junior” Bridgeman?
Typical measures of success are how much money you make, how many gold records you have, or how many championships you have won. But, my measure of success is the distance travelled from where you began. (Black Enterprise)