Thought of the day–8/07/2012 Tuesday Rant Day

Hola, amigos!  So here it is, another Tuesday “Rant Day”, but you know what?  I actually don’t have a rant for you guys today.  Other than it’s really hard to build a website.  But that’s something else entirely.  ANYWAYS…Since I don’t have a rant for you, I decided that I would give you the opposite, and actually praise something that I saw today.  While watching television, I saw a Nike commercial that I had never seen before.  It was an overweight kid running down the road.  Nothing else, just a kid running.  And there was a narrator that said this:

“Greatness.
It’s just something we made up.
Somehow we’ve come to believe that greatness is a gift reserved for a chosen few, for prodigies, for superstars, and the rest of us can only stand by watching.
You can forget that.
Greatness is not some rare DNA strand, not some precious thing. Greatness is no more unique to us than breathing.
We’re all capable of it. All of us.”

Image: Nike

I have to say, I was really pleased by this commerical.  Firstly, when was the last time you saw an obese ANYTHING in a Nike commercial?  Uh, never.  I’ve read some begruding comments about this commercial, saying things like, “Oh, that’s not realistic”, or “Lots of overweight people can’t run”.  Well, the second is definitely true.  I couldn’t just throw on a pair of Nikes and go running down the road.  Well, I could, but it wouldn’t be pretty…just imagine all those jelly rolls and man-boobs bouncing around in every direction, not to mention the fire caused by the friction of my thighs rubbing together.  Yeah.  I don’t run unless I am being chased by a herd of angry wildebeests, and maybe not even then.  I don’t, however belive that there aren’t lots of overweight people out there running.  How is a fatass running “unrealistic”?  I’m hoping that when I lose some weight and get more in shape that I can run too.  It’s always kind of been one of those untouchable dreams of mine.  You know, something you have always wanted, but figured you would never get?  Anyways, I hope that this commercial inspires lots of people out there, kids and adults alike, to not give up if losing weight is your dream, and you don’t have to be a skinny bitch to be great.

Anyway, here is the commercial.  Watch it.  Then go run.  (If you can)

There is also an article about the kid in the commercial here:
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