John Wooden’s classmates looked up the definition too. They wrote at length about wealth and power, fame and glory, filling their papers with examples of championships won, records broken, and money earned.
Wooden didn’t agree with their definition.
As a sophomore in high school, he had trouble understanding why. He didn’t know how to articulate the problems with the definition we all go by, a definition we read in Mr. Webster’s dictionary and take for granted, a given our friends, family, co-workers, boss and society share with us and expect everyone to live up to.