Four things we can all learn from Susan Boyle ..

I must admit I had never seen Britain’s got talent before I heard of Susan Boyle.

The video speaks for itself. I can’t embed it because embedding is prohibited

However … four things we can all learn from Susan Boyle

a) People do judge you by your looks ..

b) However, if you have talent – looks do not matter

c) If you have talent .. both media and social media don’t matter. They all come to you .. apparantly she has never heard of youtube, twitter etc etc

d) Have a good time and don’t take youselves seriously

I truly found this video inspiring .. Susan Boyle Britain’s got talent video

Also an interview

Comments

  1. Antonietta says:

    Hi,
    Yes she’s amazing. But I really don’t understand the point: a singer cannot be an average 50 years looking woman?
    There’s a basic problem here: we are used to see things in a determined way and we are surprised when things are different: the TV, the discography business… they transmit a distorted image of musicians (and music in general). They are so centered on their product as a beautiful package (that in many cases is an empty package) that the real meaning of art, of transmitting feelings and emotions through the voice, through the music is often forgotten.
    An engineer or a computer science specialist can be an ugly guy (or a freak-looking guy, that’s better in this case) and a singer has to be good looking. In the same way if we go to a conference and we see that a beautiful girl is going to present high tech news we think automatically that she’s a hostess and not a specialist… and in many cases is not true (technicians women are increasing, be careful!)
    That’s not fear. :o )
    We should find the real meaning of things in all the aspects of our life.

  2. Ajit Jaokar says:

    I could not agree with you more Antonietta
    See the two sections from the BBC link below which indicate the same thing(and add to the appeal of Susan Boyle)
    thanks for your comments. kind rgds Ajit
    >>>
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8005767.stm
    “Poor Madonna and Kylie are desperately keeping up appearances, holding back the years with Botox and face-fillers just so they’re allowed to continue with their careers.”
    Lisa Schwarzbaum, writer for US celebrity magazine Entertainment Weekly, said the performance was a powerful reality check.
    She wrote: “In our pop-minded culture so slavishly obsessed with packaging – the right face, the right clothes, the right attitudes, the right Facebook posts – the unpackaged artistic power of the unstyled, un-hip, un-kissed Ms Boyle let me feel, for the duration of one blazing showstopping ballad, the meaning of human grace.
    A star has been born. Whether she will she leave a dent on our prejudices about age and appearance remains to be seen.
    <<<

  3. Tracy says:

    What a beautiful lesson to be learned! We should see these kinds of heart-warming stories more often.