Dear Hiver Friends
Michael Jordan, black, born in 1963, in the slums of Brooklyn, New York. He has four siblings, while his father's wages are only slightly insufficient to support the family. Since childhood, he spent his life in a poor and discriminating environment, so he could not see his future hopes at all.
When he was thirteen, his father gave him a used cloth, "What do you think is the value of this outfit?" Jordan replied, "Maybe a dollar." His father said again, "Can it be sold for 2 dollars? If you succeed in selling it, you have helped your father and mother." Jordan nodded his head, "I'll try, but it might not work."
Wash clothes carefully. Because there is no iron to smooth the clothes, he flattens the clothes with a brush on a flat board, then dried in the sun to dry. The next day, he brought clothes to the busy underground station, offered him more than six hours. Finally Jordan managed to sell the clothes. Now he holds a 2 dollar bill and he runs home.
After that, every day he searched for used clothes, then tidied up and sold them in the crowd.
More than ten days later, his father returned a second-hand cloth, "Think about how you can sell this clothes for 20 dollars?" Jordan said, "How is that possible? This outfit has the highest value of only 2 dollars." His father inspired again, "Why don't you try it first? There must be a way."
Finally, Jordan got the idea, he asked his cousin who was learning to paint to draw a cute Donald Duck and a naughty Mickey Mouse on his clothes. Then he tried to sell it at a rich kid's school. Shortly afterwards a housekeeper who took his little master, bought clothes for his little master. A ten-year-old little master likes the clothes, so he gives a 5-dollar tip. Of course 25 dollars is a large amount for Jordan, equivalent to one month's salary from his father.
When he got home, his father returned to give him a used piece of clothing, "Can you resell it for 200 dollars?" His father's eyes sparkled.
This time, Jordan accepted the outfit without the slightest hesitation. Two months later coincidentally became the popular film actress "Charlie Angels", Farah Fawcett came to New York doing a promo. After the press conference, Jordan broke through security to reach Farah Fawcett's side and asked for his autograph on his used clothes. When Fawcett saw an innocent child asking for his autograph, he was happy to put his signature on the clothes.
Jordan shouted happily, "This is a T-shirt signed by Miss Farah Fawcett, the selling price is 200 dollars!" He also auctioned off clothes, until a businessman bought them for 1,200 dollars.
Upon returning home, his father with emotional tears said, "It is inconceivable that you have done it. My child! You are truly great!"
That night, Jordan sleeps with his father, legs and feet. His father asked, "My son, from the experience of selling three pieces of clothing that you have done, what can you understand?"
Jordan responded with emotion, "As long as we want to think with the brain, there must be a way."
His father nodded his head, then shook his head, "What you said is not wrong! But that's not what Dad meant. I just want to tell you that used clothes for one dollar can also be raised in value, especially if we are living humans? Maybe we are darker and poorer skin, but what's the difference? It depends on how we exploit the potential that exists in each of us. "
Instantly in Jordan's mind it was as if the sun had risen. Even a piece of used clothing can be improved, so do I have a reason to look down on myself?
Since then, however, Michael Jordan feels that his future is beautiful and hopeful. He honed his potential until he finally became one of the best basketball players in the world and became one of the richest athletes.
Hopefully this will be an inspiration..
Aceh, June 29,2020