I assume everyone by now heard the news about the car crash and the death of 40-year-old actor Paul Walker (famous for his role as Brian O’Conner in Fast & Furious movies). It’s shocking for many people because he died at a young age and had a lot of fans worldwide. To be honest I wasn’t a huge fan of Paul Walker, but what I learnt after his death is that he was more than just a Hollywood star. This post is not about Paul Walker the actor, but about Paul Walker the person. It’s not about death, it’s about life.
I was checking Facebook and noticed a lot of posts about Paul Walker today, one of them is this post by the trainer Josef Gloor known as “Joey” from MTV’s I Used To Be Fat
and when I checked Reach Out Worldwide page I found this (click on the image to see it clearer)
Bill Townsend (an entrepreneur) commented as follows
then I realized he was a humanitarian loved by many people and wanted to change the world to a better place.
I decided to Google him to know more about his philanthropy work and these are some of the stuff I found
“In March 2010, Walker went to Chile, specifically to Constitución, to offer his help and support to the people injured in the 8magnitudeearthquake that struck on February 27”
“He also flew with his humanitarian aid team, REACH OUT Worldwide, to Haiti to lend a helping hand to the 2010 Haiti earthquake victims”
“Walker founded REACH OUT Worldwide in January 2010, following the Haiti earthquake. Its mission is simple: to offer help and hope to people affected by natural disasters.”
“Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker had a heart of gold and has left behind a charity legacy matched by few.” http://www.looktothestars.org/news/11183-paul-walkers-charity-legacy
As you can see he was a giving and caring person who should be taken as a role model. Also he apparently was a person who loved life and lived it to the fullest. Some of his quotes
“You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.”
“Surfing soothes me, it’s always been a kind of Zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I’m on a wave.”
“My philosophy is: If you can’t have fun, there’s no sense in doing it.”
“I’m not afraid of anything. That’s just the way I am.”
We can all learn a lesson from him on how to enjoy life and not just live for ourselves but for others and for the rest of the world. We always have to remember that our lives can end unexpectedly, but what remains from us after death is what we offered to the world around us.
R.I.P Paul Walker