Friday, January 17, 2014

The most interesting man...

Who is really the world's most interesting man? I guess that depends on your definition. For me, it's someone who lives their life without pretense, yet somehow achieves happiness. It's not a destination, it's a journey.

So a few candidates popped up for me this week. First off is this guy:

I saw this montage about his - er - unusual approach to life and thought, yep, there's a guy that has it figured out. Of course, he is a bit of a flaming liberal, but still, he does manage to not take himself too seriously or be painted in a box, and that is something to admire...

Sadly, this guy died yesterday, but 'The Professor' from Gilligan's Isle - Russell Johnson, was one the greats. He was a WW2 ace, got shot down, broke both his ankles, and got the Purple Heart, then went on to star with two (yes Ginger and Mary Anne both were) of America's sweethearts. He made being a nerd cool.

Going back to 70's TV stars, this guy

who also passed this week, is not in the same category. But, everyone who watched TV in the 70's knows his character's name, so there is something he achieved that few do. That is more than most of us can say.

I think in the end, attempting to be the 'world's most interesting man' is a worthy goal, as it really means going out there, following your muse and reaching beyond your comfort level. That is a singularly hard thing to do, but a worthy endeavor none the less.

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