I like Morgan Freeman, but I have always wondered how much that’s because of Morgan Freeman, and how much of that is because Morgan Freeman happens to narrate Through the Wormhole, which is an extremely cool science show.
He’s an actor, not a scientist. So, Neil deGrasse Tyson has more credibility, or Michio Kaku, or Seth Shostak. In fact, despite the old stereotype of scientists not being so great at communication, there are plenty of them today who are.
Still, I suspect the reason he’s hosting that show is because he has some interest in science. Otherwise, he’d just be looking for action movie roles like all the other big stars.
Today, there is one more reason to like Morgan Freeman. He has turned his farm in Mississippi into a bee sanctuary. The 120something acre spread is planted with stuff honeybees love, clover, lavender, other flowers, and Magnolia trees.
I admire Angelina Jolie for adopting those kids, it’s more than I’m doing but it’s a drop in the bucket. I admire the political activism of Mark Ruffalo and George Clooney, because I think they’re generally on the right side of things and I appreciate their support. I admire Bob Geldof for all that he’s done to raise money for hungry people.
But Morgan Freeman is saving the bees, and ultimately that means he’s saving the human race. Nobody can top that.
We spend a lot of time watching celebrity scandals and moaning about what horrible, selfish, greedy people they are. So, it’s nice to give one credit for doing something great, for a change.
Thanks, Morgan Freeman!