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BORN LOSERS


Susan Boyle has taken the world by storm. Here is this middle aged homely spinster who has never been kissed--and she has won the hearts of not only Britain, but nearly everyone in the world.


Why is that? Is it because she is such a fantastic singer? I don’t think so. There are many wonderful singers in England and America. Is it because she is so beautiful? Obviously not. Is it because she is so wise and sophisticated? I don’t think so.


I think she is so popular because we love for losers to win. We love Cinderella stories. We love Joseph stories and Gideon stories and Sleeping Beauty Stories and Rocky Balboa stories. We buy those books and go to those movies. Why? Because we want losers to win. One of the first songs I wrote goes: "In this world of shallow love; In this world of wrong and sin; We need gentle, gentle people. We need losers to win."


Why is that true? Well, I’ll tell you. We are all born losers. From the richest to the poorest of us – we are born losers. From the smartest to the most intellectually challenged – we are born losers. From the most plain and homely – to the most physically beautiful of us. We are born losers. From the greatly talented to the handicapped – we are born losers. And that’s why we need losers to win. We live vicariously through Cinderella and Rocky Balboa and Susan Boyle.

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