“You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth” (1 Samuel 17:33). So spoke Saul, the king of Israel, in response to David’s request to fight the well-armed giant. Once again, conventional wisdom deemed a young person to be ill-fit for his quest. And, once again, conventional wisdom was wrong.
After showing up at for tryouts with the Houston Astros, José Altuve was told not to return. It had nothing to do with a lack of ability; conventional wisdom simply considered a 5’5” man to be too short to play professional baseball. Uncertain about his next step, Altuve talked with his father who was well […]