Chapter 3: Detroit Never Forgave Him
Then, with tears welling up in his eyes, Nick added, “You know, Detroit never forgave him for defeating Joe Louis. The public wanted a more colorful, dominating presence in the ring and they just couldn’t appreciate the subtle brilliance of his performances. Not only that but they felt that he was holding back in some of his most important bouts…that he was overly cautious. Well, do you want to know why?” I was riveted.
Chapter 2: There had to be a Better Way
A natural athlete, John Bonica took up wrestling, winning the New York City middleweight intercollegiate championship at the age of 17. Two years later, as a sophomore at Long Island University, he won the middleweight regional intercollegiate championship. After this bout, the nation’s foremost wrestling promoter, Vince McMahon, Sr., convinced John to become a WWWF professional wrestler.............
The experience caused Dr. Bonica to think there had to be a better way. It was this personal event that inspired him to initiate a campaign within the medical profession to improve obstetric pain relief and anesthesia during childbirth.
Chapter 12: Humor as Medicine
One style is self-serving, while the other style serves others. In the first style, an individual displays self-enhancing humor and a humorous outlook on life and can maintain this positive perspective even when faced with potentially stressful events and situations. These individuals also use humor as a coping strategy to minimize negative emotions and keep a realistic perspective on life.