Without our realization, we all have a tendency to judge somebody just by their appearance. I once shared my point of view with them until I “met” Susan Boyle in 2009. Ever since, I have been a huge fan of hers. Her story began from the first moment she stepped onto the stage of the famous show “Britain’s got talent”. She proclaimed her dream of being a professional singer. The judges rolled their eyes and the audience pulled incredulous faces: she was too ugly to become a singer. Nobody would believe a fat middle-aged woman like her can do anything other than singing in the bathroom. To be honest, I agreed with them. She was already 47 years old when she entered the competition. Susan Boyle is not anywhere near “average looking” – not to say ugly! She is short and overweight with double chin and unkempt hair. She gave me an impression of a woman who was always ignored and taken no notice of. But then she astonished everybody there by her angelic voice. She sang “I dreamed a dream” and really touched my heart. She might be unemployed and unglamorous, but all that faded away when she sang. Her voice does have a miraculous power: once she starts singing, the whole world brightens up and turns into a better place. Susan Boyle’s story is just like a fairy tale of the “ugly duckling” who doesn’t need to turn into a “swan”. She has had a dream all her life, and at 47 – her dreams came true. That must be the most precious lesson that she gave me: never give up and just keep moving on no matter what happens – it’s never too late to fulfil your dreams. Susan Boyld will always be the person I admire most - not only for her singing, but also for the inspiration she gave me. Thanks to her, I will always strive to achieve my dreams!
Trần Nguyệt Thanh – lớp 10A