Emperor’s new clothes

Just got off the phone with Alpo Suhonen, Finnish hockey coach, and a free thinker. I’m working on a piece about him – soon, soon – but I know already that I’m going to use parts of the interview in several occasions. His every sentence held an insight, and I kid you not.

Speaking of kids, Alpo compared himself to the kid who was standing by the road when the Emperor came wearing his new clothes that were made of a magical fabric that you couldn’t see if you were stupid or unfit for your job.

You know, Keiserens nye Kl├Žder

Alpo has a lot to say about a lot of things, and he’s never been afraid to speak his mind or do whatever he thought was the right thing to do.

But you know what the last line of the story is?

[The emperor] carried himself even more proudly, and the chamberlains walked along behind carrying the train that wasn’t there.

Good luck, kid.

How does that make you feel?