I watched this and cried like a f***ing little girl!Posted 19 October 2011 by Leslie
So it’s 6am and I am awake finishing up a document for work. This is not going to be a diatribe on why we as a society are fucking workaholics or what the fuck is wrong with corporations these days. I’ll save that for another day. No this post is actually about inspiration and how we as human beings can overcome adversity. I know, heavy shit for 6am on a Wednesday morning.
A bunch of people have been sharing this YouTube video on Facebook:
So beyond just good television, this kids story blew me away. Left to die in a war torn country, limbs destroyed, hope just about lost, he is given a second chance by a woman in Australia who not only adopts him, but his brother as well. Kid has a gift of singing so auditions in front of millions of people on the X Factor and people like me find the clip on YouTube and pass it around. Now I obviously simplified the hell out of this, but when I find things like this I realize how we as human being have the capacity to get over just about anything. We can face death head on, have our bodies mangled, have the lives we know virtually destroyed and come out better people for it. If this kid’s story doesn’t inspire you, you are a cold, heartless human being who needs to fuck off.
So that document that was due this morning that I kept bitching about yesterday, in the grand scheme of things really doesn’t matter when you take a step back and look at the big picture of life. We all go through hard times, times that change you, shape you, make you better and fuck if 17 year old Emanuel Kelly can go for his dream on national television after almost dying well any one of us can do anything we want to do!
As a note X Factor cut Emanuel after he had a not so stellar performance on the following week’s episode. If some record exec. out there is smart, they will jump at the chance to sign him. In the meantime, any of you hot shot producers should get the life rights of this kid for a tell all book that will be then turned into a feature film! We all know that adversity can equal big money. Look at Susan Boyle!