Lenny Wilkens — American Athlete born on October 28, 1937,

Leonard Randolph "Lenny" Wilkens is a retired American basketball player and coach in the National Basketball Association. He has been inducted three times into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, first in 1989 as a player, as a coach in 1998, and in 2010 as part of the 1992 United States Olympic "Dream Team", for which he was an assistant coach. He is also a 2006 inductee into the College Basketball Hall of Fame... (wikipedia)

We should never discourage young people from dreaming dreams.
The American dream, to me, means having the opportunity to achieve, because I don't think you should be guaranteed anything other than opportunity.
Intimidation doesn't last very long.
If you fail the first time that's just a chance to start over again.
If you can't go through it, find a way around it. Don't spend all your time banging your head.