Links and tributes give more insight into the importance of Muhammad Ali’s messages throughout the world. His opinions about racial issues, identity, sportsmanship have impacted people of all social classes touching people in a ‘great’ way.
A man that who touched across generations, reminding us of how people can influence and mentor us to change our lives. He was advised as a young man by a police officer in his town to take up boxing to channel his anger over his bicycle being stolen in his younger years….a journey that would lead him to greatness. Some say he is one of our most recent legends — legend? He was very much real! Let’s take this lesson to teach younger people, especially young men, that you can be both sensitive and hardworking, effective in your communication, channel your anger, find your career and life path to influence the world.
- Anger management has become a trend in the psychology and counseling fields; how we perceive or express anger is subjective, culturally and linguistically defined, and context indeed is everything… sometimes very much needed for ‘catharsis’ of a situation, setting limits, or even a wake-up call (check out Linguistic Approaches to Emotions in Context).
A few of Ali’s most famous quotes:
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”“Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.”