In an age where liberals have degraded everything that was great about America, it’s astounding that independent, believe-in-yourself spirit can still exist. Of course, it can never be entirely extinguished. If generations of enslaved men could triumph over a national evil, then overcoming liberals shouldn’t be a sweat. Such is proved by Austin’s Apollos Hester, an East View High Schooler who found himself being interviewed on the sidelines after the big game this weekend.
“Sometimes in life you’re going to start slow,” Hester said, making a comparison with his team’s sluggish start in the first half. “We told ourselves, we’re gonna start slow, but we’re always, always going to finish fast.”
Hester revealed himself as someone who undoubtedly has a bright future in front of him when he talked about what it took for his team to come from behind to score the victory. “It took guts, it took an attitude. That’s all it takes! That’s all it takes to be successful is an attitude! It’s an awesome feeling when you truly believe that you’re going to be successful.”
Hester was clearly riding high after the victory, moved by the spirit to turn his interview into a full-fledged motivational speech:
“You can do anything you put your mind to. Never give up on your dreams. Keep smiling no matter what you’re going through, just get up. If you can’t get up, your friends are there to help you. Your momma’s there, your daddy’s there, God’s there – hey, I’m there to help you up! You’re there…it’s gonna be all right.”
You can watch the full video here:
Of course, the Internet being what it is, a certain subgroup of people are already scrambling over one another to tear apart every word he said, dissecting it until it loses all its meaning. Let’s not forget that this kid is still in high school. To criticize his speech on every point using whatever personal excuses you have for not fulfilling your potential is missing the point.
There’s a myth that much of America believes and it’s that not everyone was meant for greatness. It’s one of the most dangerous myths to ever pervade the human race, and there’s not a shred of truth to it.
No, not everyone was born to be president, become the world’s biggest rock star, or play in the NFL. But there are smaller, yet no-less-important versions of greatness inside all of us. Great fathers, great mothers, great housepainters, great scientists, great teachers, great big brothers, the list literally goes on forever. Achieving greatness isn’t about meeting someone else’s definition of success. It’s about setting a goal for yourself and then doing everything in your power to achieve it.
Over the last twenty years, we’ve let liberals tell us that some people are just victims of their circumstances. We’ve let them tell us that those things we believed about the greatness of the Founding Fathers were all lies. We’ve let them tell our children that coming in last place was the same as coming in first.
It’s good to see that at least one kid out in Austin, Texas still believes otherwise.