audacity – software. definition. way of life.

I love audacity.

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I like Audacity, the free, open source software for recording and editing sounds, but I was specifically speaking of the word.

Audacity: Insolent boldness, especially when imprudent or unconventional; Fearless, intrepid daring

Many have said I’m just rude. I was born an underdog so I have a kinship to insurgents, rebels, guerrillas, hustlers & the unorthodox. My good friend, JNOTA of Redefinition Records, shared an article from the New Yorker Magazine – How David Beats Goliath: When underdogs break the rules (by Malcolm Gladwell) about a unskilled basketball team of twelve year old blonde-haired white girls beating the crap out of every opponent they faces who were unquestionably more talented.  How’d they win?  Read the article for the full answer but here’s the skinny: audacity. Quoted from the article:

“All the things that distinguish the ideal basketball player are acts of skill and coördination. When the game becomes about effort over ability, it becomes unrecognizable—a shocking mixture of broken plays and flailing limbs and usually competent players panicking and throwing the ball out of bounds. You have to be outside the establishment—a foreigner new to the game or a skinny kid from New York at the end of the bench—to have the audacity to play it that way.”

My life never (hardly ever feels like never) follows the ideal path so I relate to this team who wasn’t supposed to win but won anyway.  The article is long so I’ll keep this short.  Read it & let me know which team you are on.

Life Lesson: It’s not what happens to you, it’s what you make happen.

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