“Life is like a tomato. When it falls to the ground, it begins to rot.” Dooley explained, “Life rots unless we experience different things and have new adventures.”
I was inspired by Dooley’s perspective on life, being a man who celebrates diversity. Dooley currently teaches inmates in prison, helping them to achieve their GED diplomas. He expressed that his inspiration is to help redirect prisoners lives. He said he always goes to work being “hopeful” and said that he retains hope in difficult situations.
In the past, Dooley worked in the wool industry in Boston, the fish industry in Los Angeles, and in New Mexico where he worked in politics with Ralph Nadar. Now he lives and works in southern Florida. Dooley said some people say that he doesn’t know what he wants, but he said this is false because his goal is to experience the fullness and diversity of life in many ways. Dooley has run the Boston Marathon six times and bikes 20 miles a day on average.
Dooley has a great attitude towards life and says that his message is to “Stay positive and move forward.”
Unlike the rotting tomato, Dooley’s life is full of life and flavor!