Well, I agree it went by pretty quick. *I basically answer only to myself and set my own rules. *Thus, if I am satisfied with my behavior and what I leave behind,
that is enough. *Strangely, I am reminded of a Bob
Knight speech after one of his famous *outbursts
(obviously he is a personal hero). *Goes something like this:
When my time on earth is done
and my good work here is past,
I hope they bury me upside down,
so the world can kiss my ass.
That's not quite it, but you get the gist.
You're close John, but one major difference, the last sentence is "so my detractors can kiss my ass.
I attended 2 sports clinics in the 80's that Bob Knight attended, and he actually was a very personable guy.
I liked him also, but he was on thin ice for a long time, especially with the PC climate that coaches have to live under. (He ran his club much like a Marine Drill instructor, but like Woody Hayes at Ohio State, there were very few kids that played for either of them that had anything but good things to say about them.
Tough job nowadays, when you have to make positively sure you don't offend anyone. (The graveyards are full of sports announcers, coaches, etc. that were relegated to the dust bowl of history, for one off-hand remark).
It's an environment that I am supremely happy that I no longer have to worry about.
(Unless, of course, somebody wants to kick my a--).