Failures/ losers?

  • beaujangle

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    Feb 12, 2015 10:51 AM GMT
    Well, they were told they were losers

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    Feb 12, 2015 3:01 PM GMT
    This is very inspiring. Thanks for this. I needed this.
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    Feb 12, 2015 5:09 PM GMT
    Love things like this that buck "the authorities" and show the power of the individual - thanks for posting it!
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    Feb 12, 2015 6:58 PM GMT
    FANTASTIC video... THANK YOU SO MUCH! :-)
  • steve2steeve

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    Feb 12, 2015 7:26 PM GMT
    I guess I have seen this before...but currently I am going through a similar "failure/loser" phase...time to get up and get going...thanks a ton
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    Feb 12, 2015 8:53 PM GMT
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  • Svnw688

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    Feb 12, 2015 9:15 PM GMT
    We can add in there MISTY COPELAND, American Ballet Theatre's second African-American soloist. Scoffed at because she was black and "overweight." Misty is a f*cking revelation at Lincoln Center.

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    Feb 12, 2015 9:46 PM GMT
    Very inspiring. Not sure what christ has to do with it since so many of those people weren't/aren't christians.
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 12, 2015 10:05 PM GMT
    Koastal saidVery inspiring. Not sure what christ has to do with it since so many of those people weren't/aren't christians.


    Christ doesn't, except that insofar that the author of this video thinks Christ is the source of all light/inspiration and therefore each particular triumph over failure is a testament to His power.

    You don't have to accept Christ as the source of all inspiration, it's just the author's worldview bleeding onto the video a bit. No harm, no foul.
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    Feb 12, 2015 10:42 PM GMT
    Losers have the potential to go further because they operate on necessity, which is a whole different level of motivation. It also helps that many non-losers are comfortable in their position and don't feel the need to move up. Remember Tortoise and the Hare?
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    Feb 13, 2015 5:03 AM GMT
    When I was in kindergarten, I had difficultly closing my circles on paper and tying my shoelaces. My teacher told my parents, "Your son is going to struggle throughout school. It will be a miracle if he graduates high school, let alone goes onto college."

    I graduated in the top 10% of my high school class. Graduated college (bachelor and master in accounting) with honors and graduated in the top 20% of my law school class. It would be interesting to see my teacher again...

    Thank you for the video, it was inspiring.
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    Feb 13, 2015 5:20 AM GMT
    Koastal saidVery inspiring. Not sure what christ has to do with it since so many of those people weren't/aren't christians.


    I found it to be inspiring too. I am Christian as well so I was able to appreciate that aspect although I can understand why some might raise an eyebrow. Too me, it was subtle enough though and appropriately placed at the end.
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    Feb 13, 2015 12:19 PM GMT
    I consider myself a failure, not a loser. The difference is that a loser never even tried.
  • metta

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    Feb 13, 2015 5:32 PM GMT
    Great video until the end. The bible verse was not really necessary or helpful.
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    Feb 13, 2015 8:20 PM GMT
    I liked the Bible quote, it's great if you are a Christian, if you are not, just ignore it.

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    Feb 13, 2015 8:24 PM GMT
    I wonder what the world would look like if people didn't give up on their dreams after the first, second or even third failure.

    I also wonder how many people give up after only one or two attempts at their dreams.

  • jb63piedmont

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    Feb 14, 2015 10:39 PM GMT
    I only saw two african americans represented (may have missed one) and two women. One of whom was both. The rest seemed like a bunch of Straight White Males. Where are we in this list? Where's Alan Turing, Freddie Mercury, Oscar Wilde, E.M. Forester, Jimmy Sommerville, Ellen Degeneres, Clive Barker, Michael Stipe, etc, etc...
    And what's Jesus got to do w/any of it? Oh maybe he's the one representing us, after all, he never married or was interested in women, was worshipped by his Mom, and we know kissed at least one man...
    My bad.