My grandpa died today. He’s ten thousand miles away so all I can do is think about him. And the first thing I think is that he had no pretenses. I don’t remember anything fake about the man.
I did a Hero Workshop today at Oakland Country Parks for their summer camp staff and we talked about the attributes of heroes. I think living without pretense is my new favourite. Seth Godin said a few weeks ago that he was too busy to be fake. Unfortunately too many people have enough time to create personas and forget about being real.
Francis Keith Langdon was real. They’ve been calling him the “miracle man” for the last few weeks. I called him grandpa.