Who inspired you in 2022? Todd Graves, Kim Mulkey, more Louisianans share their answer.
We’ve become who we are through other people.
That’s Roy Petitfils’ take on an old African proverb that speaks to the importance of those who inspire us.
“We’re naturally mimetic — we see and repeat,” said Petitfils, a therapist at Pax Renewal Center in Lafayette. “We want to model ourselves after others. We do it naturally and mostly unconsciously.”
Norman E. Barnum, IV: president and CEO of New Orleans Business Alliance; New Orleans
Jackie Robinson #42.
Carrying the burden of being the first. Facing adversity, not running from it, and keeping his composure at all times. This stress ultimately led to his early death, but the opportunity he created for those that followed was unending.
I have his jersey framed in my man cave and multiple jerseys that I wear on occasion in his honor.