Role Models

Growing up I had two role models, Mr. Spock (played by Leonard Nimoy) from Star Trek and Kwai Chang Caine (played by David Carradine) from Kung Fu.

From Spock I learned:

      • The power of logic
      • Self control
      • Needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few
      • Peace and long life

From Caine I learned:

      • To be at one with myself
      • Rarely become angry, but don't deny anger as it's part of human nature
      • "Learn more ways to preserve rather than destroy. Avoid rather than check. Check rather than hurt. Hurt rather than maim. Maim rather than kill. For all life is precious nor can any be replaced." - Master Kan
      • "The river seeks its own level. It will not fight the rock, it flows around it." - Master Po

From both I learned:

      • Think before you speak