The Renaissance Man
Ludovico Buonarroti, a prominent businessman during Italy's Renaissance,
walks into a warehouse with his son to conduct business with the
owners. As they walk by the shop area they notice the workers and a
giant block of marble.
Looking at them he says, "No son of mine will ever work with his hands!"
As they continued on, his son kept looking at the marble block.
For the next month this young man went back and for days on end would stand there and stare at this giant block of marble.
At one point one of the workers asked, "Ma che fai?" (What are you doing?)
He responded by saying, "Sto lavorando!" (I am working!)
Six months later the giant block of marble became the statue of David. That young man was Michelangelo. Michelangelo proved his father wrong.
A girl I knew in high school who's father was a well known and successful psychiatrist, got up one morning and bought himself a $50,000 truck. He left his family and started diving across country hauling freight.
"Being a doctor was what my parents wanted me to do, I just wanted to drive a truck!"
Most of us don't know what's within us, and we may all have hidden talents that we may never discover until we try, if we try at all. Although we use our brains to do what we need to do, it's what lies in our hearts to be who we want to be.
"I am still learning!" Michelangelo