Both David Carr and Shep Gordon were introduced to us recently.
(Photo by Nick Bilton)
David Carr was introduced to us when he passed away a week ago, on February 12, 2015. We didn’t know him before then. But some people did. And they introduced us to a wise, kind, brave, dedicated soul–the kind of person that is loved by everyone who knew him. Because he loved and gave to all of them unconditionally. In other words, a rare kind of person. I hope we have not already forgotten this person whom we just met.
Shep Gordon was introduced to us when Mike Myers’ documentary about Shep came out in 2013. We didn’t know him before then. But other people did. And they loved him. Because he loved them and gave to them unconditionally.
Through the documentary, we finally got to meet this wise, kind, brave, dedicated soul. In other words, this rare kind of person. I hope we have not already forgotten him.
We can learn a lot from the way these men lived and live. We can emulate at least some of what made them so loved. And, in so doing, we can–just like David and Shep–help those around us find greater happiness, fulfillment, success.
I do not suggest that either man was perfect. No one would suggest that. Especially not David and Shep. They both understood that people are flawed. Much of the gratitude expressed to both men is because they gave people love and dignity in spite of the flaws… or because of them.
Though flawed like us, they lived better than us. Just ask anyone who knew or knows them.