Jessica Mae: Not Cool Robert Frost

Monday, January 28, 2013

Not Cool Robert Frost

I'm sure many of you have already seen this video or not. If not, now you will :)

"If life is a game, aren't we all on the same team?" Is this really the first time any of us have heard these words? Why did it take a kid to tell us something we all should have known already? But no, it definitely couldn't be that simple. Heaven forbid we all work towards the same goal. It is much better for us to split ourselves into groups (I won't say parties in fear of being politically incorrect) and fight against each other. 

Of course I understand that competition leads to advancement, but would it be so hard to incorporate the good ideas of the losing team as well? Isn't that what being on the same team is all about? Taking everyone's strengths and rolling them into a winning effort? But what am I saying? We could never trust such a simple opinion, no, we leave those kinds of big decisions up to much older, much "wiser" men. After all, it seems to be working great for us right now. "If we're all on the same team, let's start acting like it."

"What if Michael Jordan had quit?" How very true it is that we can never know our potential until we get there, and then, sorry to burst your bubble, it won't be our potential anymore. Yes, sadly, hard work is the only way we will ever make anything of ourselves. It is "the road less traveled." You don't have to. 

In fact, I would imagine you could have an extremely easy life taking the easiest way and only doing those things which have clear outcomes. Go ahead and see where it gets you.

 On the other hand, if you decide to become something nobody believes you can, you will be the kind of person Kid President is describing, and you will fight the "rocks, thorns, and glass" "like a boss!" Let me know how it goes!


  1. I saw this for the first time last week and it is truly amazing. It is true, if Michael Jordan quit...there would be no Space Jams! My favorite line was your post title, "Not cool Robert Frost!" Ah yes, we should all take something from this kid, he is smarter than most adults I know!


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