Neil Armstrong Defines Humility

The first man on the moon died this week. Neil Armstrong was 82 and in the 43 years since he became the first man on the Moon, he lived a quiet dignified life. In doing so, he did his countrymen a great service by allowing us to hold onto that moment in history.

Let’s face it, most of us wouldn’t have taken such fame with Armstrong’s degree of humility. I doubt I would have. But instead of embracing the life of a superstar, dating models, appearing in movies or what have you, Armstrong chose to concentrate on business, academia and community.

Heroes are a complicated lot. These days we mostly have athletes we look up to, but all too often they disappoint in the end. That’s why men like Armstrong will endure.


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