The Underdog Curse

It’s one thing to be an underdog. But it’s another to be an underdog when you have worked very hard to build and maintain a reputation for yourself. Sometimes it can’t be helped that my casual words come off being unheard and ignored by the people around me. That part of my life I have begun to accept as a normal part of things.

It’s when you begin to realize that the words that you put the most effort in, be overshadowed by people who are better at yelling “Hey look at me!!”, that will piss you off for so many personal reasons.

Some days I wish those 15 minutes of fame that I have from time to time does stick for more than just those 15 minutes. There are days when I wish I knew what my voice is so that I know what I can be known to people as. Some days like today, I just don’t have any solution but to just write it off as one of those times where I have to let my seething frustration pass before me.

I might be the outspoken individual with the flair for the right words at the right moments. But an underdog is still an underdog and with that we carry our generously noble traits and our most self-hating curse.

To border on what’s too good to be true, but never appreciated until we’re long gone and missing from life.

8 thoughts on “The Underdog Curse

  1. I actually sat and stared at your post for close to 10 minutes trying to put my thoughts into words about your post.

    All I can say is that I feel your pain.

    Hang in and to help lift your spirits like I did with the WordPress shirt a while back, I can send you a 9rules pin 🙂

  2. Underdogs rock. Seriously. Have you ever watched the Underdog show?

    You might think you’re an underdog, but trust me, you aren’t. I happen to pay careful attention to the things that you say, and I happen to like what you say most of the time. I might not always say it, or comment, but that doesn’t mean I don’t pay attention. 🙂

  3. Sean: Thank you!! That would be great. I’ll even pay for the delivery. You don’t know how long I’ve been wanting to get my hands on one. 🙂

    Josh: Thanks, then again, most of the time, whatever I tend to say gets overlooked by a lot of people. That at least I can credit to wrong time for the wrong moment.

    Pelf: Huggles.

  4. I think we’ve all been there at some times, or continue to be there. It’s easy to say stand up and be heard but it doesn’t always work…

  5. Because people don’t always listen. 6 billion people on the planet. It takes someone with uniquely thick skin to be the ham that attracts people. 🙂

  6. Oh man. Van Gough must have felt like that, throughout his entire life. Is that life an unbearable one to live? :S

    You’ve made me think, you’ve made me feel.

    Thank you.

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