I understand human needs. I grew up where far too many people lived day to day without elemental needs like food and shelter.
My father was a civil servant in northern India where I was born. As a boy I saw the dire effects of poverty and illiteracy, especially on women and children. It often seemed that the only thing separating me from them was luck.
Athletes at all ages are bigger and stronger than ever before. And they are being encouraged - sometimes even incentivized, as we recently learned was the case on at least one National Football League team - to play to injure.
The real metric of success isn't the size of your bank account. It's the number of lives in whom you might be able to make a positive difference.