We had the good fortune of connecting with Cornelius George and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cornelius, as a parent, what do you feel is the most meaningful thing you’ve done for them?
As a parent, we all want to give our kids the best of life and the opportunity to have the things we didn’t have. We start dreaming of the lives they will lead and the things they will accomplish from the moment we hear “you’re having a baby”. As parents we try to raise our children to be productive members of society with high morals, a strong work ethic, and a love for all mankind. I am no different. The most important thing I have done as a parent is to teach my children our family motto: Sine Metu’, which is Latin for “Without Fear”. Not only have I taught them the meaning of this phrase, but we have tried to demonstrate this on a daily basis. See most of the time we give our children all the tools for them to succeed in life (tutors, sports coaches, music & acting lessons), but we fail to teach them how to deal with fear. Fear is manifested in many forms but it is still fear and it prevents us from reaching our goals or from attempting our dreams. This motto is how we approach life, by giving our best effort at everything we do. By teaching my children to live their lives Sine Metu’ I have given them the power to believe in themselves and to approach every situation with confidence and to give their best effort. We Learn Sine Metu’, Work Sine Metu’, Play Sine Metu’, and Live Sine Metu’
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
He is an Educator, Comedian, Radio Personality, & Speaker who uses his many talents to empower and inspire people to find the humor and greatness that is within. He is the 2019 & 2020 recipient of the PBIS Film of the Year for his outstanding anti-bully video and Teen Suicide Prevention video. He is also the 2015 recipient of the Celebrity Educators Award from Celebrity Educators, Inc. for his work within the field of education and with educators. He believes in using laughter in every phase of his life. In many circles he is known as the educator-comic, due to his passions for comedy and education. As an educator, he uses the power of laughter in the classroom to engage and empower students to achieve their dreams and goals. He believes that laughter affords people the opportunity to see challenging situations in a new and different perceptive. He is the founder/president of Laugh Your Class Off, LLC, an educational-entertainment company that caters to educators, students, and the community. Which is responsible for the anti-bully program called #2Cool2Bully, comedy shows and workshops for educators. Their motto is: Building Better Communities with Laughter.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Uptown Comedy Corner: 397 N. Central Ave, Hapeville GA. Khonso Brewing: www.khonsobrewing.com Highland Cigar Co. 245 N. Highland Ave, Atlanta GA Slutty Vegan: 164 McDonough St. Jonesboro GA
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My shoutout is to my grandparents for instilling in me the ability to live life to the fullest, my children for showing the best sides of me on a daily basis, my family always being there and being examples of excellence. I also have to shoutout my Laugh Your Class Off family for the hard work you do to make people laugh while learning.
Linkedin: J. Cornelius George, https://www.linkedin.com/in/j-cornelius-george-6203a324
Facebook: Cornelius George
Youtube: Laugh Your Class Off TV; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIWuVRZ-E9ZN14f5ZDH9jGA
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