Posted by Mitch Mitchell on Oct 17, 2008
How about a quick moment for a little bit of motivation? Who knew it could be so controversial?
Anyway, in that post I mentioned another motivational movie that I used to have on my business blog, which I removed because it was getting the wrong kind of attention for that particular blog. Well, I’ve always resented that I felt like I had to remove it, so I’m putting it on this blog. It’s called Johnny The Bagger, and it’s a little motivational movie about a Downs Syndrome boy with a job who starts doing a little something that his community falls in love with. The controversy that started on my other blog was whether or not the story was true.
I could have cared less, but that didn’t seem to sit well with some people. I researched it and found information that seemed to prove it, testimonials from people who said they knew him, and of course the woman who produced the story works with Ken Blanchard of One Minute Manager fame, so I thought it was all legit, but still some folks wanted to argue.
The business blog wasn’t the place for that sort of thing. However, this one can be, if someone so chooses to be a pompous windbag who can’t just enjoy the message and meaning of something as touching as this story is, true or not. So, without any further ado, I’d like to introduce here, the story of Johnny The Bagger: