1. Red Bull – I love Red Bull, the company, not the drink itself. They sponsor adrenaline junkies, and I can appreciate that. I was just watching a glider stunt team video, and the guys are crazy. One of the three men involved actually got out of the glider he started in and changed flights, in the air. That was totally awesome. Even the drivers they sponsor in racing are encouraged live their lives, they are allowed to do things like skydive. Most companies try to protect their assets, prevent them from doing crazy things. Red Bull promotes it.
2. Maj. Kurt Chew-een Lee – Maj. Lee was an Asian American who served in WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He was the first American of Chinese decent to rise through the ranks of the Marine Corps to become an officer. This man had to go through things that cannot even imagine. He had to fight people of his own heritage in Korea as well as to gain respect from his own troops. When he first arrived, he wasn’t trusted and was called names and took verbal abuse from men on his side. He withstood it, and proved his loyalty to such a degree that the platoon that he led, which initially hated him, came to love him, and even thanked god that they got him. He died recently, and I don’t think enough Americans know this mans story. And they should. If you get the chance, see Uncommon Courage: Breakout at Chosin on the Smithsonian Channel.
Maj. Kurt Chew-een Lee (CNN Article)
3. Lazyness – Or maybe it’s arrogance, I can’t tell anymore. It really bothers me when people leave their shopping carts in the lot, or they just push them in the general direction of the cart pen. You can’t take the time to put the cart away properly? Are you so important that this is beneath you? Yes, I know people are paid to take care of the carts, but how would you feel if my cart was blown into you brand new BMW? I admit, I almost left my cart behind someone car as they were pulling out just because I saw them leave their cart in the middle of the lot. It is just laziness or arrogance.