Ken Jennings finally lost on Jeopardy tonight. I’m a big fan of the show, and Jennings’ 70-something game winning streak was fun to watch. He’s an amazing guy, with a good sense of humor. He also seems quite down to earth. I hope a lot of kids were watching him win and taking note of how he handled himself. It’s hard to feel sorry for a guy who won over $2.5 million, but I’ll miss him.
Jennings said something on one of the shows last week that I thought was interesting. Alex asked him how he felt winning all that money, and Jennings said it scared him a bit. He said that everyone has a dream of what they would do with their lives if they only had the money. Now he’s got that money and has to face the fact that, if he fails to realize his dream, he’s got no one to blame but himself.
I’m intrigued whenever I hear anyone speak of responsibility, and I find it interesting that he feels a self-imposed responsibility to do more with the money than simply “spend it.” More power to him.