Some ladies, now in their 40s’, were looking at some old high school pictures and their high school yearbook. A picture of this one particular guy came up, and a number of the ladies in the group had dated him. He was described by all of them as a “jock.” One of them said, and they all agreed, “He was so good looking, every girl in school wanted to go out with him. He could have had any girl he wanted.”
What followed was a very interesting comment by one of the ladies in the group, and all the others agreed:
“But he never took advantage of that reputation; he was a gentleman who wasn’t full of himself like so many others from that group.”
Pretty nice compliment: “He never took advantage of that reputation, he never used it on anyone.”
Far too often, power, position or reputation can be used on others for less than what is good for all parties involved. Nice remembrance of a jock.
August 4, 2012