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!”
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
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:
hot on elephant
A letter to the Anger that refuses to Leave Me. 120 shares The Most Powerful Moon of the Year: New Moon & Solar Eclipse in Pisces. 54,956 shares A Relationship will only be as Good as the Sex. 10,580 shares Welcome to Pisces Season: A Love there is no Coming Back From. 13,492 shares How Women ruin Good Men. 4,347 shares If You Love an Intuitive, Old-Soul Pisces, Read This. 4,745 shares If You have to “Think About It,” then I’m Not the One for You. 5,018 shares What Rumi had to Say about Unhappy Love. 249 shares Not sure I thought I’d ever say this, but Ashton Kutcher is about to inspire you to tears. 2,300 shares February’s New Moon in Pisces & Solar Eclipse. 2,180 shares