Underdog . . . OR NOT
This slang word came to my mind, when I watched this news video, because of the positive attitude and responses of a young gentleman's dedication, hard work, excitement, and even luck - that during the glimpse of his experience as part of a basketball team HE WAS NOT AN UNDERDOG. When I was in high school I didn't experience or witness someone be treated nice or cheered on despite or because they were more disadvantaged than others. My own bubble and personal thoughts at times were: I'm on the outside or I'm slow, or I'm not this or that; but not as much as (fill in the blank). I thought about me and what I needed to know or do so I won't be viewed or thought of as dumb, unacceptably weird, or embarrassing. I omit that I was more typical of a teenager, thinking more about myself then others, than I realized. And I believe that others can relate a little to my reveal of normalcy and that's why this video just makes everyone feel good. It's nice and refreshing and even exciting to see and hear about people who are nice, that build up, and cheer for the underdog instead of ignoring them or putting them down. It's good to let go of our pride, selfishness, simpleminded thoughts and actions so we can cheer on the underdog.
11/16/2015 06:57:39 pm
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Janet Burrup Spencer
Here's a brief glimpse into who I am: I'm actively a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I like to organize, decorate, and create things. I grew up in Maryland and moved to Idaho to attend Ricks College, met my husband, and am happily a wife and mother of six children and 4 grandchildren living in Rexburg, Idaho