Dare you to watch this video without smiling.

Via on Jun 1, 2011

Video: our future President at age 5.

The secrets of success according to a, what, five year old boy!

“If you believe in yourself then you will know how to ride a bike! If you do not believe in yourself, you will learn!”

Thumbs up for Rock n’Roll!

In a cynical, selfish society that trains its children in the art of fear and vanity and speed and lying, one boy and his father rose up and taught us all a merry, mini-Braveheart lesson.

There are countless great youtube comments…”I’m going to watch this before every exam I take” or “This video was a substitute for coffee” or “The euphoria brought on by overcoming an obstacle is palpable in this footage” or “coach taylor ain’t got nothin on this kid!” or “baby braveheart” or “the future king of human people” or “i dare you to watch this video and not smile” or “Somebody cut this into Bill Pullman’s speech at the end of Independence Day…”)…here’s my fave classic simple comment:

IF YOU KEEP PRACTISING YOU WILL:

a.) KNOW HOW TO WIDE A BIKE

b.) GET BETTER-N-BETTER AT IT

c.) CAN-GET-DA-HENGUVIT

d.) ALL OF THE ABOVE FOR ROCK-N_ROLL!

~

This “most inspirational kid on the planet” had me at giving-an-inspirational-talk-about-being-happy-with-yourself-and-believe-in-yourself-so-can-wide-a-bike-then-trying-and-practicing-and-bicycling-even-better-and-better-at-it.

Then, that final line put this one over the top:

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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3 Responses to “Dare you to watch this video without smiling.”

  1. thatmelchick says:

    Smile? I think I just peed in my pants a widdwle bit… :)

  2. jessie says:

    cracked up! this is awesome :)

  3. melissa says:

    i LOVE this!
    See, I even talked about it… http://www.elephantjournal.com/2011/12/sick-of-th

    Thanks for sending me your link to it…

    Warmly,
    Melissa

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