I love this man for his courage as well as his incredible talent in the ring. RIP Champ!
Here’s a guy who literally failed his U.S. Army IQ test when they went to draft him for Vietnam.
His response: “I said I was the greatest, not the smartest.”
The truth of the matter is that Muhammad Ali was the “smartest one in the room” as well as “the most courageous guy on the block”.
There is a very good reason for the extraordinary outpouring of reverential sentiment and effusive respect for Muhammad Ali. He spoke the truth in an era when it was very dangerous to do so. Then he lived his own truth. He took back his power from the System. And then he spoke truth to power in a way very few will ever do from such a high public platform. In other words the guy had the COURAGE of Mahatma Gandhi and Joan of Arc all in one…
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