some optimism on the anniversary of lehman
A year ago the collapse of Lehman began the fear and capitulation phase of one of the scariest times in the lives of many. The phase where people pretty much gave up on claiming things were OK, and panic began.
So thats not good. I thought I would offer a couple of things that have genuinely moved me, a couple of examples of how extraordinary the human animal can be. Riding a bike and singing aren't, I guess, really important in the grand scheme. But its not possible to post a youtube video highlighting a struggling entrepreneur following a long and winding path to what he/she hopes will be success, and a youtube video can't really capture kindness or laughter, or the feeling of seeing a newborn baby for the first time.
But, if you can watch these movies and not feel a little bit optimistic, you should ... well, you're more jaded than I am.
Vid 1, Danny Macaskill riding a bike in ways that just shouldn't happen. A sports video set to one of my all time favorite songs. The sound of Band of Horses combined with a kid all alone doing bike stunts that defy reality somehow just messes with me. I can't even begin to imagine how much trial and error went into all of that. And thats kind of us at our best... we're a stubborn species, we never really quit until we win.
And #2, you gotta love an underdog. Who, before it aired the first time, saw that coming?
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People will live to shine another day. :)