Character in my opinion can be described simply as the code in which a person chooses to live by - a set of unspoken guidelines that dictate how you carry yourself on a regular basis. A more official defines character as: the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.
In this episode of Books are Rad, I wanted to highlight Jon Krakaeur’s Where Men Win Glory: Th Odyssey of Pat Tillman.
To date this is my all time favorite book. I will preface this blog by saying that I did highlight this book to stir up political conversations about past presidencies or wars. I highlight this book because of the man Pat was and the life he lived.
Pat was a man would had what many young men and women strive for in our early years. Professional success, financial stability and a confidence in himself that was unwavering, yet he put all of that on hold for something he believed in, service to our country.
To this day I find it rare that people put their life on hold to serve a cause greater than themself. So if you find yourself reading this short blog, take 5 minutes to read about Pat. but don’t just spend time on his service or his professional football career. Take time to read the stories about who he was, told by those closest to him - before he played professional sports and served in the military.
I think you might find that the type of character Pat had was developed early on and stayed with him throughout his short life.
Happy Tuesday Everyone!