Before I continue with this post, first watch the below video of Susan Boyle and see what you think…
I’ve seen that name around quite a bit recently, you name it, facebook, blogs, general news and then about 30 emails telling me to watch it. I didn’t, that is until last night on youtube.
It was fascinating to watch the crowd pull their faces and groan at this 47 year old walked on stage in her best dress and semi-flat heels, big smile on her face and determination in her stance.
The whole hype is valid in the sense that it stops a person in their prejudice tracks and teaches them an all important life lesson in a second, one that normally goes by the phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover”.
The other lesson is that no matter what your age is, if you have a dream go for it, so what if people laugh at you because the satisfaction will be yours in the fact that you at least tried… and who knows you might actually succeed against the prevailant odds.
I love human nature, I love watching the inner fight for survival and seeing people find inspiration to go on in stories like this one, in people who stand up and say screw it I’m doing it.
Ultimately it is not just Susan’s voice that captivated people but the symbol of hope and inner fight that she carries with her. People watch that video over and over again, each time gaining more resolve to go on, to keep fighting to survive.
I had goosebumps because she lifted so many from the moment she opened her mouth and put everyone’s feet in theirs… Hats off to this woman for her bravery and guts to follow her dreams no matter what others think.
A lesson for all indeed and a true symbol of hope in a world that is falling apart.