Olympic Gold Medalist Kyle Snyder
You see it all the time in youth basketball. The biggest kid on the court pulls down a rebound. He accidentally knocks his opponents — and a few of his teammates — sprawling to the floor. “He doesn’t know his own strength,” whispers his mortified parent as he sheepishly passes the ball.
“He doesn’t know his own strength.”
To me these are some of the saddest words in the English language. Strength is a virtue. It’s the basis for security and the courage to act on your convictions. Every young person should know their strength. But too many big kids in the United States never learn to harness their strength for fear of being called a bully.