Richard R. Silver
Richard Silver was born in 1917 in East Los Angeles California, the son of immigrants from Mexico, Mexico City and La Paz. He spent his youth and early adulthood in East Los Angeles as well as living in Mexico as a child. Living in East Los Angeles in the 30s, 40S and 50s could be a challenging time for Mexicans and those of Hispanic heritage. Although he never acquired wealth, he was rich in his beliefs. He believed that you should be proud of who you are, no matter who you are or where you came from, always do your best, question everything, don’t let others define you. Although he may not have read The Four Agreements, he lived them. Above all he believed in personal responsibility, and in education as a way to advance yourself. He was a lifelong volunteer. Even into his 80s he was volunteering to tutor Latino youth, he was bilingual of course. He challenged them to be he best they could be. Not to use their background or whatever they may lack as an excuse. Just work hard, be the best you can be.