Hank Aaron: I would like for young people — especially African American kids that’s growing up — I want them to understand that there is no shortcut in life. I want them to understand that if you’re looking for shortcuts, then life is not going to treat you very well. You got to take one step at a time. You got to do it right. I want them to understand that regardless to how bad things may be one day, that you can wake up tomorrow, and things are going to be a whole lot better tomorrow. I would like for them to understand that. And I would like for them to understand that that’s the road that I took. My daddy insisted — my parents insisted — upon me doing that, rather than trying to make something quick happen, you’re not going to make it.