"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view."
— Harper Lee
"I don't like that man. I must get to know him better."
My high school soccer and wrestling coach was Laslo Nyitrai. He captained the University of Budapest’s soccer team, and wrestled for Hungary in the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki. He fought in the Hungarian uprising as the Iron Curtain descended in 1956, and fled to the U.S. when the Communists won. He taught himself English when he arrived, and ultimately landed at my high school where he started our wrestling and soccer program.