Michael J. Fox “Always Looking Up”
September 9, 2012
I was lucky enough to have Michael J. Fox visit my University. Even though I was required to go, I wanted to go. I have been a fan of Fox since I was little. I’m not the only one who has been in love with the class Back To the Future movies and of course, Family Ties. My campus was packed with students and local residents to see Michael J. Fox. When he entered the room, everyone stood for him. I don’t think I heard a negative comment about Fox’ speech. The speech that night was called, “Always Looking Up.” I soon realized that there was a lot more in life that I needed to learn. I had no idea that Fox had parkinson’s disease. What I found interesting was that he never referred to it as a disease. He embraced the situation and explained how he got where he is today. The title “Always Looking Up” got me going in my life. That hour long speech influenced me to turn every bad thing I have in my life into something to motivate me. Everyone is going to have obstacles, but It has to be realized that EVERYONE will have them. One road block is not going to hurt you for all of eternity. You always have to keep looking up, because it doesn’t matter what bad has happened as long as you push forward. Most people give up, because they look at how much more they have to work at instead of being proud of everything they’ve already worked through. Fox inspired me to push through and keep at my goals.