During a recent episode of Something To Wrestle With, Bruce Prichard spoke on the most important thing he learned from Pat Patterson. Here’s what he had to say:
Two words – what if? Instead of telling the boss, ‘Goddamn that idea just sucks, it’s fucking stupid’ – he taught me how to approach it from the viewpoint of if you disagree with it, come up with an alternative and present it as a ‘What if?’ and not, ‘Your idea sucks, mine’s better.’ If your idea has merit, what if we tried this? That applies in every wake of life. Pat taught me to love people for who they are and not stereotypes and what other people think. I have the utmost respect and love for that man that I could only hope that every one of you listening has someone in your life like a Pat Patterson. He was a genius. He was the best friend you could ever ask for. Always there to listen, you always knew where he stood.
I love him, and he’s gonna be missed. This has been one of the worst weeks of my life. Losing someone in your life is always hard, but losing someone that is a part of your life and a part of you is even harder, and Pat was so much a part of me. Gerald Brisco and I were talking last night, and he was so much more than somebody we worked with. In this business, you have so many acquaintances and so many people you know, but you have very few true friends. Pat Patterson, my friend, I love you…….Vince and I all week, we’d all avoid the subject and just tell stories. And some of those I’ve told today, I’m just sad I won’t have anymore. But I’m thankful and grateful for the years I got to spend and be with him.
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Credit: Something To Wrestle With. H/T 411Mania.