Role models can appear when you least expect it. For all the great and good you meet at University this man was a stand-out. Percy Lewis emigrated to Britain from Trinidad and joined the RAF.
He eventually became a pro boxer, and bookmaker, but possibly his greatest achievement was changing people’s lives. He spent about 40 years coaching the Oxford Boxing team. He never his a training or raised his voice, but also never taken for granted.
Few people that came in contact with him didn’t revere him. His boxing weight was around 58 kgs, yet I don’t remember him ever not being the ‘biggest person’ in the room.
Real leaders don’t need medals, money or power to inspire others. Their power comes from genuine service and humility.

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I woke (even earlier) this morning and I’m in a mischievous mood, so I’ll give my supporters something to laugh about in these ‘difficult times’ with this thread

Many of my haters still proclaim:
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(Apart from this demonstrating a complete ignorance of the facts of my case) I’ll give you a quote from my book:

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They can show the world how good they are with ‘geopolitics’.
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They have never been challenged.
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