I've been monitoring the whole Ted Williams (homeless man with the golden voice) story and I have to admit I'm sucked into it.
I found myself crying with joy over his newfound "Susan Boyle" discovery. But my question is "Why?"
I don't mind feeling the way I do. And as I posted previously, we respond to feelings, not logic. However, what is the deep connection that so many of us are feeling about this story? I know we would not connect as well if he had not had such a tough life – but he also brought that upon himself (which I say without judgment). If he was not humble, we wouldn't relate either. So, I know it's about overcoming obstacles and being your better self – but I think there's more to it.
I welcome comments. I want to continue with this story.
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I never knew the whole Ted Williams story until I watched this video. There are many stories like his, only without the happy ending. It seems that many people can’t handle success, get caught up in drugs and alcohol and end up dead, in jail or homeless. In this one case, he has something of value to others – his voice – and has been rescued, for a while at least. I understand the joy for him, but being a lifelong cynic, I feel this may be short lived. He’s enjoying his 15 minutes of fame, but then what? He may accept a job, and for some reason quit or get fired. Will he bounce right back or be homeless again? Has he reconciled with his family? I wish him well, and hope he’s cautious with his future.
Scott "Q" Marcus says
Thanks Marty for your insightful comment. I too share your concerns but I hope that it continues to move forward. In a world filled with bad news, it’s nice to hear about something positive, even if only for a short while.
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