Are you having a bad day? Is life just really giving you the business on all sides? Family, friends, work? All of it just coming down on you hardcore? Well, if that's the case for you, we'd like to inspire you with the tale of Jesse Owens.See Jesse Owens, before our loveable Michael Phelps was probably the greatest American Olympian to live. Why? Because he showed sub-human Nazi scumbags what was up despite everyone hating on him. All you need to do is have a little common sense and understanding to realize that 1936 was not a time particularly friendly to people of color. Many people here in American were not fans of Jesse. Hitler and his gang of assholes were also not the biggest fans of those who were not of quintessential Aryan stock (despite Hitler himself not being that either, douchebag).So imagine you're Jesse Owens, in Germany, during the 1936 Olympic games, and be surrounded by a bunch of Nazi assholes who think their shit don't stink. Your country while acknowledging your athletic prowess, still isn't your biggest fan and here you are competing for them against other people who hate you. The entire world (even "friends") set against Jesse Owens. Jesse didn't really care about other peoples ignorant and ridiculous opinions about him.
In fact, Jesse knew that the small minded people that weren't fans of him didn't really represent his country in the least. So with head held high Jesse Owens made the entire world take notice as he won gold in the 100m, 200m, 4 x 100m relay and the long jump.Man if Hitler wasn't mad with Jesse before the games, he sure as shit was angry after the games. All hyped up like they're going to wreck shop only to get wrecked by a phenomenal American who didn't let other peoples opinions of him ruin his day, even the negative opinion of President Roosevelt.Before the U.S. military gave Hitler the giant middle finger on D-Day, Jesse Owens gave him a glimpse of what American exceptionalism was like. Be like Jesse Owens.Read more stories of American Grit here: