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Weekly Telegram 22 - Heroes

Will Roberts pays homage to his inspiration, Will Rogers, in this week's Weekly Telegram.

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Show 1206: Weekly Telegram 22 - Heroes

Air date: February 5, 2012

 

Transcript

ROB MCCLENDON:  IN TODAY’S WEEKLY TELEGRAM, WILL ROBERTS PAYS HOMAGE TO HIS INSPIRATION.

WILL ROBERTS:  WELL THIS WEEK I'M LOOKING FOR A HERO.  BUT IT SEEMS AS THOUGH THE DEFINITION OF A HERO HAS CHANGED RECENTLY.  LOOKING AT WHO KIDS LOOK UP TO THESES DAYS; WELL IT SEEMS AS THOUGH WE SPEND MORE TIME LOOKING DOWN AT THEM.

HAVING A HERO, WELL IT, IT ALLOWS YOU TO ASK YOURSELF AT SOME OF THE TRYING TIMES, WHAT WOULD MY HERO DO?  I HAVE A HERO, AND IF YOU’RE FROM OKLAHOMA, WELL, YOU KNOW THE NAME, AND IF YOU’RE NOT THAT'S YOUR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT; HIS NAME, WILL ROGERS, A COWBOY, A PHILOSOPHER, A HUMANITARIAN, AND A MAN OF THE PEOPLE.

NOW I'VE MODELED MY LIFE AFTER WILL ROGERS FOR THE LAST 12 YEARS; I FOUND A LOT OF COMMON GROUND WITH WILL ROGERS.  THE GOOD THING ABOUT A HERO IS IS THAT IF ENOUGH PEOPLE RECOGNIZE THEM, WELL, THEY UH, PUT OUT BOOKS AND PUT UP MUSEUMS SO YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THEM.  HERO'S ALSO ALLOW US TO LEARN ABOUT HISTORY, AND YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT HISTORY, WELL, IT REPEATS ITSELF, THE GOOD AND THE BAD.  AND THE MORE YOU LEARN, THE LESS LIKELY YOU ARE TO REPEAT IT; THE BAD STUFF, THAT IS.  RECENTLY OUR COUNTRY HAS SHOWN US THAT, YES WE STILL HAVE HERO'S LIVING AMONG US; THEY WERE GONE FOR A WHILE, BUT NOW THEY’RE BACK.

I GUESS BEST WAY TO DEFINE A HERO IS SOMEONE WHO WOULD DO SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE ELSE BEFORE THEY WOULD DO IT FOR THEMSELVES.  AND MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, IF WE LIVE OUR LIVES LIKE OUR HEROES, WE MIGHT BE SOMEONE ELSE'S HEROES SOMEDAY, MY DAUGHTER.  I’M WILL ROBERTS AND THIS IS YOUR WEEKLY TELEGRAM.

ROB:  TO SEE MORE OF WILL’S TAKE ON THE WORLD, JUST GO TO OK HORIZON DOT COM WHERE WE HAVE A LINK TO HIS WEBSITE.