Never Be Satisfied

Never Be Satisfied
David Robinson
Portrait Illustration by Thomas Fuchs

We need to teach children to work hard and have a positive attitude, to say, “My situation may not be good, but I can change that.” At our school I point them to the examples of people like George Washington Carver. He didn’t say, “I was a slave and didn’t have a chance.” My message to the kids here comes from him: “Start where you are, use what you have, make something of it, and never be satisfied.” I’m standing on Carver’s shoulders. I tell the kids, “You stand on my shoulders.”

Robinson, a former NBA All-Star with the San Antonio Spurs, started the Carver Academy in 2001, a pre-K through sixth grade school in San Antonio.

The Next Big Idea  »

All 54 ideas from the magazine  »
And 28 more you’ll find only on the web  »

More Texas Monthly

Loading, please wait...

Most Read

  • Viewed
  • Past:
  • 1 week