A Good Speech

I love a good speech. It's amazing, the power that a good speaker possesses. In his element, he can make you believe that he has moved...

I love a good speech.
It's amazing, the power that a good speaker possesses. In his element, he can make you believe that he has moved a mountain using his little finger. Even better are the speakers who make you believe that YOU can move a mountain with your little finger.
My favourite teachers have always been excellent speakers. Every time, before an examination was about to start, they'd deliver a mandatory rhetoric about how we were like race horses, like generals before battle, and how, if we trusted ourselves enough, we were capable of everything and anything that we have ever dreamed of, and more. We were bound to fulfil our destiny.

I love a good speech.
When you listen to someone who has more faith in you than yourself, you want to stand up and say, YES! I am everything that you just said I was.

I love a good speech.
Motivation fills it's way through your bloodstream and finds itself in your brain, waking up all the little brain cells which were snoozing until now. "Wake up!" says motivation. "There is no time! We must get up, we are like race horses! We must get up, we are like generals before a war! Arise and fulfil your destiny!" Your brain is immediately filled with great buzz. We have a new leader! The brain cells seem to say, and get into work, their energy which had been so diligently conserved, finally put into use.

Half an hour later, you hear his voice.

"What's the point?"

"I am like a prize race horse fulfilling my destiny!"

"No you're not. You're a 22 year old girl whose destiny is to make dosas. That is reality, that is the truth."

"That is not the truth."

"Really? Let's try again. What's the point?"

You don't know. And he knows it.

"I love a good speech too darling, but be happy while you still can, go, watch a movie or something"

As Laziness walks back in, Motivation walks out. But the speech stays in memory.

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