I know that Susan Boyle is old news. But this video continues to inspire me although it was years ago.
With my recent feddish with Les Miserables, I rediscovered the talent and shocking story of Susan Boyle.
She appeared to be something. But her talent showed us otherwise.
I think the people in the world who are most misunderstood are those who appear to be different.
Society doesn't want change. It wants to blend. Society can't handle differences.
I love the theme of this year at Calleva.
Dare to Be Different.
I dare to be exactly who I am.
I dare stay true to my values. I dare to stand for what I believe.
And out here, that's daring.
People look at me funny sometimes. I don't say the same words as them. I don't do things on Sundays. I don't watch the same movies as them.
But that's how I dare to be different.
I dare to be different in the way I dress and present myself.
I dare to be different in my beliefs.
I dare to be different in the way I view others.
I dare to be different in the way I act.
Each of us needs to dare to be different.
I mean, it's never easy to stand apart from the crowd.
But I think it's worth it.
At least for me.
I believe in myself and my values.
I believe in good things to come.
I believe in a bigger picture.
Therefore, I am different.
Unlike most the people out here, I believe there are consequences to my actions.
I believe in being the best I can be.
I dare to be different.