Former NFL Center, Jason Brown, literally walked away from a multimillion dollar contract to begin a career on the farm. He made over $37 million over five years and was considered a stud Center. Shockingly, Brown literally had no experience with the farming industry. How did he figure it out? YouTube.
Despite receiving negative feedback from his agent, Brown asserted he was doing the right thing. Brown's agent claimed he was "making the biggest mistake of his life." Brown recalled responding in this manner: "And I looked right back at him and I said, 'No, I am not. No, I am not."
Brown acknowledged his career may not be deemed as successful by "man standards" but firmly believes he is doing the right thing in "God's eyes." Brown donates the first harvest from each crop to food pantries to help people in need. He has donated over 100,o00 pounds of sweet potatoes alone.
"When I think about a life of greatness, I think about a life of service," Brown said. "Which leads us here, yes."
"Love is the most wonderful currency that you can give anyone," Brown added later.
How many people would walk away from millions of dollars to help others in need? Brown has created a beautiful example of what it truly means to be selfless and help others in need. Brown's greatest ambition in life is a "life of service" and he did not feel he was doing that with an NFL career, so he chose a different path most would never entertain. Stories like this need to be celebrated, not buried at the bottom of news cycles.
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