Soulchology 101 teaches, “If you want to make a difference, you have to do things differently.”
Derek Carr is not only “making a difference” with the Raiders on the field, but more importantly, he’s “making a difference” in people’s lives off the field.
Mr. Carr’s latest off the field “good deed” was helping a man who had ran out of gas by offering assistance and rectifying the man’s problem. This along with many other positive actions he has done, have motivated me to write this letter and encourage any parent/teacher/coach to promote Mr. Carr as a role model for their children/students/athletes.
All the great ones are able to tame their egos, put others’ needs before theirs and practice the second greatest commandment, “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”
Mr. Carr is currently my and my 16-year-old son’s favorite player. If more of us can mimic Mr. Carr’s “good deeds,” and instill his positive characteristics in our youth, it will create in us the desire and habit to always help each other instead of failing each other.
T.D. Pate, Hanford