To the crazy ones !

Finally it happened in a foreign land … I watched a Brazilian movie in a classroom. I am sure I will look at the classroom very differently. :):) well this too is part of the learning. It was a real life story of two of Brazil’s greatest country singers – Zeze Di Camargo and Luciano and how they became what they became. Their records have sold more than 20 million copies and apparently their concerts happen only in a stadium. The movie is titled “two sons of Francisco”.

And to think they are the product of a crazy father’s dream … Their father a poor farmer dreams that he will have two sons whose songs will play on the radio and all that he goes through to make it happen. This true story also brings The Secret alive – the universe does conspire to bring you what you desire deeply. This one movie told us a lot more about Brazilian culture than any number of classroom sessions. Clara had said yesterday that there are many similarities between India and Brazil and today I realise how true she was…

The movie reminded me of the tennis greats – Serena and Venus Williams. A very similar story in a very western setting. Then it reminded me of Illayaraja and that their family lost a brother due to hunger and poverty – but the great man did make it finally.

Steve Jobs was so right as he said the following –

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Steve Jobs
US computer engineer & industrialist (1955 – 2011)

To the crazy ones out there .. Go on, think of changing the world because the sane ones will keep it just the way it is !!

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