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“I’m a 46 year old banker and I have been living my whole life the opposite of how I wanted”

December 31, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up, Hall Of Fame |

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Hi, I my name’s John. I need to get my life off my chest. About me. I’m a 46 year old banker and I have been living my whole life the opposite of how I wanted. All my dreams, my passion, gone. In a steady 9-7 job. 6 days a week. For 26 years. I repeatedly chose the safe path for everything, which eventually changed who I was.

Today I found out my wife has been cheating on me for the last 10 years. My son feels nothing for me. I realised I missed my father’s funeral FOR NOTHING. I didn’t complete my novel, travelling the world, helping the homeless. All these things I thought I knew to be a certainty about myself when i was in my late teens and early twenties. If my younger self had met me today, I would have punched myself in the face. I’ll get to how those dreams were crushed soon.

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The Craziest News Stories We Covered In 2019

December 30, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Hall Of Fame |

Teacher Defends Her Sexual Relationship With Her Student By Arguing His Grades Improved

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The Most Fascinating Life Experiences Of 2019

December 30, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Hall Of Fame |

Confessions Of A Woman With A Breeding Fetish

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The 10 Best Twilight Zone Episodes

October 28, 2019 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Hall Of Fame, List |

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One of the most profoundly influential television series of all time, The Twilight Zone has managed to live on far past its original air date and remain a source of terror, imagination, and social commentary in the decades since its release. Check out The 15 Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time:

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Confessions Of Daryl Davis. A Black Musician Who Convinced Hundreds Of Ku Klux Klan Members To Give Up Their Robes

May 30, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: TRUTH, Hall Of Fame |

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Daryl Davis is a blues musician, but he also has what some might call an interesting hobby. For the past 30 years, Davis, a black man, has spent time befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan.

He says once the friendship blossoms, the Klansmen realize that their hate may be misguided. Since Davis started talking with these members, he says 200 Klansmen have given up their robes. When that happens, Davis collects the robes and keeps them in his home as a reminder of the dent he has made in racism by simply sitting down and having dinner with people.

What was your motivation to get started with this?

I was motivated by the racism I would encounter. I love people, I love my country. I have been to 53 countries around the world on 6 continents and I’ve seen different people get along in most of them. I know the United States can be a better place and we all have an obligation to making our society a better place not just for ourselves but for all Americans. I am just doing my part.

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I Think We Can All Use A Reminder Of How Great A Human Being Mister Rogers Was

February 9, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Life, Hall Of Fame |

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1. Once, on a fancy trip up to a PBS exec’s house, he heard the limo driver was going to wait outside for 2 hours, so he insisted the driver come in and join them (which flustered the host). On the way back, Rogers sat up front, and when he learned that they were passing the driver’s home on the way, he asked if they could stop in to meet his family. According to the driver, it was one of the best nights of his life—the house supposedly lit up when Rogers arrived, and he played jazz piano and bantered with them late into the night. Further, like with the reporters, Rogers sent him notes and kept in touch with the driver for the rest of his life.

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11 People Reveal What Life Is Like Under Sharia Law

June 26, 2017 | 5 Comments » | Topics: TRUTH, Hall Of Fame |

1. I lived in Saudi Arabia most of my life. Not Saudi myself, and am a woman and left Islam. I hate that place with a passion.

I had to wear a headscarf at the age of nine, lived a segregated life style and in fear of half of the population. I was deprived of my own childhood, and the moment I started wearing a headscarf was the moment I stopped going outside to play because other kids and local imams and religious police would give me shit when they saw a girl in a headscarf at the playground or in the street rollerblading. That’s also when my depression started.

I had to have my male guardian’s permission to get an education, get a job and even get paid for my job. For my BA I wanted to major in graphic design, which wasn’t available in Saudi Arabia. I told my parents that I wanted to go study abroad where my brother was. My papers were ready for submission, but my father went ahead and got me admitted into a public university while I was prepared to study abroad. Neither my permission nor presence were needed. I was at least luckier than two of my friends whose parents didn’t allow to go to uni and forced them to marry men twice their age.

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24 Before And After Photos Shows The Amazing Difference A Loving Family Can Make On An Abandoned Animal

November 23, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Hall Of Fame, Life |

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Life Has Its Share Of Beautiful Moments

August 21, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Hall Of Fame, Life |

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5 First Hand Accounts Of Different Life Experiences

February 20, 2015 | 12 Comments » | Topics: Hall Of Fame, Life |

What does it feel like to be wrongly convicted

I was wrongly convicted of murdering my wife. I recall that first night in jail. It was not unlike being punched in the face. I was stunned, numb, and not sure of what lay before me. All personal control had been yanked away. What I wore, what I ate, where I slept, and where I could not go were all dictated by the State. In that situation, the absolute power of government becomes blatant, coercive, Orwellian.

The first few months of prison life are about adaptation. It’s a different society, a subculture of power — physical, emotional, and spiritual. There are simple rules. Obey and internalize those rules and you’ll get by.

As the years pile up, feigned apathy becomes your outward mask.  But on the inside, anger and bitterness consume you.  Revenge occupies your so-called free moments.  At other odd times, you fantasize about living a normal life… or escaping to a tropical paradise… or dying in prison.  You imagine building houses, establishing relationships with the opposite sex, or burning down the houses and the relationships of your enemies.

But as the decades accrue, an acceptance and an understanding of life creep in.  If you’re lucky, you become calmer, more relaxed, more sure. You see the value of faith, hope, and of course, love.  You come to appreciate pure things, like the behavior of animals and the joy of small children. It sounds cliche and almost banal, but time wears a man down.

In the end, if you are lucky, you see that our trials are what improve us.  And if you are very lucky and somewhat insightful, you see that whatever your trial has been, it is exactly what you needed. Our trials make us who we are.

Michael Morton

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