Tuesday, April 21, 2009

SB Phenomenon

Gaining and Losing weight is always on my mind. It's hard not to think about it, with the society we share.

Why was the Susan Boyle –Britain's Got Talent story, even newsworthy?

Why have 65 million people around the world watched the video?

Why are we thrilled when the audience and judges change from skepticism and derision to acceptance?

Because Shabby, overweight, style-less people shouldn't succeed….. but this one does.

Susan represents all of us--- all of the lack luster underdogs.

How can an "ugly" person be a good singer?

That's really what we are saying. If Susan Boyle had on an up to date outfit, if she looked "good "and wore makeup , she would just be another talented person. No story here.

It's interesting what we value in our society and how we make soooo many snap judgments because of appearance. But that's exactly what we do….. I make judgments about people I meet and see every day, whether I want to or not; whether I want to admit it or not.

The Susan Boyle phenomenon has really got me……….. thinking.

If you haven't seen the performance yet (because you have been in a coma for the past week) check it out on You tube.

1 comment:

Si said...

love her story - loved Waynes talk. love you. Walked with Peggy this morning. are you missing me?????????