Eleanor Roosevelt said, “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.”
Eric Adler’s excellent article “A full-time quest” (2/22, A-1) showed the true character of many struggling men and women in our community. The bravery of former executive Darren Wright to share his very personal story is to be commended.
Sure, he has a BMW, a collector car and a Johnson County “McMansion,” but the fact that he had significant savings tells me he was not living beyond his (former) means and was not using credit card debt to support his family’s lifestyle. That is a lesson we should all heed.
As someone whose (now ex) husband was laid off several years ago, I can assure you that it is one of the most stressful things that can happen in a marriage. Obviously Wright’s family and faith are supporting him through this crisis. Hopefully someday soon a local company will find “Mr. (W)right” and offer him a great job.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who went back to work this week with a renewed appreciation for my job.