Morgan Freeman is an Academy Award winner who has played a starring role in some of the greatest films of all time – The Shawshank Redemption, Driving Miss Daisy, Deep Impact, Million Dollar Baby, The Dark Knight trilogy, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and many more. He is also an acclaimed voice over artist who has narrated many documentaries and even provided the voice for God in the film Bruce Almighty. His deep voice is easily recognizable and he has achieved an unforgettable acting career, fame and fortune. With all his success in life he could easily ride off into the sunset, yet he is taking action to help the planet.
It would be easy enough for Mr. Freeman to rest on his laurels and enjoy the riches that his career has earned him. Yet he has turned his 124 acre estate into a bee sanctuary. He understands that the decline in bee population will be a devastating blow to the survival of earth and has decided to take action. Although he describes his bee keeping as a hobby, it is more in line with being a great human being. He saw a danger and decided to do something about it.
It goes without saying, that Morgan Freeman isn’t breeding bees for the profit. He has a net worth of over $250 million so he hardly needs it. The actor explains that he really thought it was important based on what scientists are saying about the current state of bees dying on our planet.
“There’s been a frightening loss of bee colonies, particularly in this country,” Freeman explained in 2016. “To such an extent that the scientists are now saying, ‘This is dangerous.'”
The lesson to be learned here is that if you see something then do something. Taking action is not sitting on the sidelines and is not the recipe for success. If you can make a difference in your life or someone else’s from taking action then do it. The rewards will be amazing.
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