Anyone who disrespects this man’s memory has never been passionate about anything in their life. Or they have been passionate but they never had the courage to use that passion to live their dreams.
Steve Irwin was both. He was passionate and enthusiastic about wildlife and its conservation. He used that passion to educate millions of people around the world about all species of animals, especially the most feared and hated species such as Crocodiles, Sharks and Snakes.
He loved wildlife the same way he loved his own family and everyday was an adventure for him. Few people can truly confess to living such a free and fantastic life.
He did so much for wildlife conservation without even mentioning it, such as buying land to create natural reserves free from human interference. Most importantly, he reached out to a generation of children who would have been bored by the traditional documentary style by interacting with the animals to show his love and enthusiasm.
This man was and still is a hero to many people, including me. For anyone to disrespect him or speak ill of him is ignorant. It displays a complete lack of understanding for who Steve was and what he represented and continues to represent to this day.
He is now watching us. It is our turn to make the difference that he started. I’m sure he’d be immensely proud of his children who are following in his footsteps. We can all make a difference by following his example.