Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Nearly every epic tale takes an underdog and makes him/her defeat the powerful and mighty. The stories are numerous...from Greek mythology to Aesop's fables, and even scripture. David kills Goliath, Jesus enters Jerusalem on the colt of a donkey to disrupt the political elite and save all of humanity. This underdog tale resonates throughout culture and times. It's prompted civil rights and suffrage movements, and even more recently led to the uprisings in Syria and Egypt.
Today we highlight and exalt the underdogs with our Occupy Movements, NCAA tournaments, and movie The Hunger Games. We love an underdog, and we love to see power and might brought to its knees.