Money Can't Buy You Respect, but Still...
by zachariecouture on September 17, 2015 - 10:13pm
Money buys you power, and power buys you respect? That’s not exactly how it works unfortunately for all of you who think you got it all figured out. However, we shouldn’t fall such on the defensive every time a VIP offers funds to an organism.
Last week, P.K. Subban, the famous defenceman of the Montreal Canadians, decided to give a $10 million donation to the Montreal Children’s Hospital. His reasons? P.K. believes now is the time for the people to discover his real identity; a man who offers more than he receives, but it’s mainly about ‘’giving back to the community and feel privileged to be able to help transform the lives of sick children and their families’’, said the defenceman to CTV News. As a matter of fact, his valorous act earned him a commemorative public space: the ‘’Atrium P.K. Subban.’’
Even though I have a lot of respect for the CH’s #76, I’ve found very interesting how a man’s character will always reflect on his action. In the article, they related his talking of how his donation was "significant and bigger than any other athlete in Canada has ever done.’’ He has always been encouraged by very altruist people in his relatives, but Subban will never be able to hide his competitive spirit… he is an athlete and professional athletes would do anything to win.
In conclusion, I have no doubt that Subban is a very generous and kind man, but we can’t hide our true selves, even if you’re a popular athlete earning more than $10 million dollars a year.