Rise above re­jec­tion

The Star Early Edition - - OPINION & ANALYSIS -

An­other sea­son is upon us and thou­sands of hope­fuls are al­ready vy­ing for a spot in the singing com­pe­ti­tion. Some hope to win, but oth­ers are con­tent with just mak­ing it to the top three so as to use the ex­po­sure as a step­ping stone to a life of glitz and glam­our.

How­ever, among these young peo­ple who’ll be grac­ing our tele­vi­sion screens are those cat­e­gorised as Wooden Mic con­tes­tants – ba­si­cally those who are not gifted vo­cally but are con­vinced they have an­gelic voices to ri­val the world’s top mu­si­cians.

These are the con­tes­tants who keep view­ers so en­ter­tained it is of­ten dif­fi­cult to be­lieve they aren’t act­ing up.

But as South Africa ridicules them, it is sin­cerely hoped they have a higher tol­er­ance for dis­ap­point­ment and fail­ure, so as not to let the re­jec­tion dent their self-es­teem but, in­stead, rise above the fail­ure and pur­sue other dreams.

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