Who Are We, and Who Do We Want to Be?

I did not go looking for these. They found me, right when I needed them the most. I think it cheapens them to call them motivational speeches;  they both encapsulate, for me, who I want to be and the country I want to live in. 

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Road Rider
February 7, 2024 6:59 PM

Thanks Bill. You had referred in years past to Admiral McRaven’s ‘make the bed’ speech. This night I watched your full post of the speech. Thanks.

Karl Schweitzer
February 6, 2024 12:25 PM

I had found that same video of the admiral before and makes for a good, occasional watch. Often I find Matthew’s moralizing preaching to be a bit hollywood, but his speech was sensible and good advice.

Larry Gieseking
February 4, 2024 7:16 AM

Every school (K-12) in America should watch this (prior to pledging allegiance to our Flag)! And, serving one’s country, as in the Military, would work! Few know exactly what he or she wants to “do in life,” when they’re in their early 20’s, and the disciplines shown here would develop the ” character” needed to be a success in life! And, as I say to myself everyday, “life is NOT fair”…what are you going to DO about it .. !!??

Dindy Dee
February 4, 2024 6:41 AM


Jay Karamales
February 3, 2024 12:23 PM

Those helped, thanks.

Brother Bob
February 3, 2024 10:39 AM

Great lighter weekend fare – more of this please!