One song that has really changed my life and has had an impact would be Hall of Fame by The Script. The song has the verses and reminders that if you do your best and if you strive for what you want to do or who you want to be, then you can be the best, and you can find yourself standing in the Hall of Fame. The nature of its impact could not be much greater. It encourages students, teenagers, and everyone to be the strongest person they can be with whatever they want to do the most.
As the example in the music video, it goes through the rough life of a kid who gets beat up a lot, and a female dancer who is mute and has a hearing aid, so the other dancers make fun of her. The dancer goes through the hardship and really pushes it out of the way, and the kid becomes a boxer and stands up for himself. Milan Kundera once said “ Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, vertigo is something other than fear of falling.
It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves. ” This song reminds me to always pick yourself up again after you fall. Why do we fall? So we can pick ourselves up again. If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, you become something else entirely. When I would listen to the song, it would always remind me that there’s more to shoot for than just success. It reminds me that the difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s motivation.
For an example, I think about goals and life as a bow and arrow. An arrow can only be shot by pulling the bow backwards. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. ” My goals in life are simple, and Hall of Fame puts them all into one big, broad target.
Today, not even a year since the first time I heard the song, I’ve tried my hardest to make those small improvements, and if they’re made daily, then they will “outshine the labours of Hercules. There are certain things in my life that I may have missed out on, but it’s a long road to the city of Goals. We have dreams, and at that same time we do, that road has many many speedbumps. It has society, guilt, fear, relatives. I’ve stopped fearing those obstacles along the road since I heard this song, and I think it might shape who I am at CSU by strictly reminding me to be led by dreams and not pushed by my problems. We’re free to choose, but we aren’t free from the consequence of our choice. I know that I can forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what’s coming next.