Be the change you wish to see in the world – Gahndi
On Wednesday night I had the great opportunity to meet Andrew Jenks who has a show called “World of Jenks” on MTV. Andrew’s show is very inspiring. It’s cool to see the world from the eyes of someone else. Putting yourself in their shoes makes you think about their life and how they face each day.
You can think what you want about it and judge people because they don’t do things the same way you do, but I really don’t think that’s right. When you put yourself in their shoes you have the opportunity to learn where they have come from and why they do some of the things they do.
I think Jenks’s show is one of the best ones on TV today. There are some that show how people live a bit but the great stories on the first season of “World of Jenks” actually showed in depth what some of the challenges of our generation is facing. There are some great challenges we all face but how we overcome them separates us. Those of us who can take on those challenges and succeed can go a long ways.
The most difficult challenges in my eyes though are the ones where you don’t succeed. When someone says “No” or you fail at something that’s when you can really see a difference. I think that’s where Jenks’ show really stands out. He has found the youth our age that have those failures but they keep going and don’t give up. There sure aren’t any slackers on “The World of Jenks.” They might be facing hell every day but they stare it strait in the eye every day and keep on going until they get what they want.
Andrew talked about that very subject in his speech the other night. I have wanted to meet Andrew since I saw the first episode of his show and talk to him about it. I felt like his show would be the best place ever that I could tell my story. I know that might seem wrong because my life isn’t that tough but his show made me think about the times I have faced those types of challenges and how I have dealt with them. Those times when someone tells me I can’t do something and it just motivates me to do it and do it better than they could have ever imagined.
I think it would be one of the coolest things ever to be on Andrews show. After meeting him and listening to him it seems like it is a lot closer to being possible than it was back when that first episode aired. It would be one of the greatest experiences of my young life so far. If I hear from Andrew and my dream comes true I would be in awe. If it doesn’t too I understand, his show just might not be the best place. If that’s the case I will just find another way to tell my story along with the story of the Cowboy Way of Life that not too many people know about any more. I do think that The Rod Wilson Memorial Bull Riding (The bull riding event I started in my hometown when I was 17) is telling some of it and so is this very website.
I think this post is one that everyone can say something about. I would really like to hear what you guys have to say about it. Please feel free to ask any questions you have too. I would love to answer them all.
Also to Andrew Jenks, if you get to read this too I would really appreciate to hear from you.
Likin’ your desire and tenacity, Ted. Keep it up!
Thanks Ingrid! I sure will keep at it. I hope to get to write something for you guys sometime still too!
I have a bunch of stories if you all are interested. Just let me know, I really enjoy writing, especially about the sport I love.