I was just thinking, while following the guidelines, if you have ever thought about saying something to a person who was famous what is it you would want to say? It can be past or present, actors, musicians, artists, athletes, even people who made an impact on the world past or present. Please refrain from anything that would be deemed disrespectful, critique is fine but nothing like those mean tweets they read in Jimmy Fallon that made someone cry.
Is there someone who was a role model, a person whose work you admired, someone you found inspirational, a performance that was memorable, or even smething that somehow was a disappointment.
I’ll give an example,
There is a World Champion in the sport of boxing named Gervonte Davis. I don’t know him personally but since I am a boxing fan besides his amazing talent in the sport I have seen many champions hold the limelight in their prime. The thing about Gervonte Davis is that he comes across as a young man with a good head on his shoulders during interviews. He is from Baltimore where the cri.e rates were considerably high over the course of the past 20 years or so. I mean it is clear to see he is confident in his ability as a fighter but his demeanor, I don’t mean to judge based on appearance and prefer not to make assumptions, but he seems like he knows there is a lot of youth out there who admire athletes. In boxing there is always some trash talking
I mean it is a one on one sport, if you ask one of the Bucaneers in NFL what they think about the outcome of any game they’ll probably say something like, “We’ve trained all season, we’re prepared, they have a good passing game but we have been working hard, we’re going to win!” Or something like that. In boxing there is a team, trainers, cornermen, what not but ultimately it’s more like, “I know I can beat that guy up and down the ring.” The opponent usually feels the same way. And of course the bravado, emotions run high, adrenaline is pumping through the veins.
Now what strikes me as honorable of Gervonte Davis is the feeling he seems to have as a champion, knowing some of the fans somewhere gather round and watch his display of technique and talent after months of disciplined and rigorous training. His performances show trmendous ability and I’m certain is well aware of it.
Certainly with passion and tensions of a fight and a life changing check a person can easily become enraged during the press conferences and say some ■■■■ that they honestly do feel about their opponents, getting to the point where it involves a personal affair and what not. With all that it seems like Gervonte Davis is not just about the money. I think he knows somewhere there’s a little dude growing up somewhere in a wheelchair, who hides in a bathtub when the sound of gunshots get too close, or where there is no food in the fridge sometimes who says, “I want to be like that guy!”
It just seems he prefers to inspire people to stay out of trouble, sobriety and good physical health by example. I mean the dude reminds me some good people out there where some have been born into gangs simply for being someone’s son or nephew generations past who was sort of born into that.
Maybe not many people have heard of him outside of boxing but if there something I could tell him I’d probably say,
“Man, the world is watching, one day even champions sit down to rest, there is always at least one boxing fan who will remember a champion even a hundred years from now. I know there are boxing movies like Triumph of the Spirit and a champ like you might even think, ‘I would whoop Salamo Arouch.’ The thing about boxing is that on a primal level, where by instinct somehow we relate to the natural world of the animal kingdom, the display of the will in the human spirit, valiant and perseverant is shown. That is true not only for fighters who against the odds have become world champions, still, one day people grow old. With the world watching, keep up that morality you portray.”