I Root For The Underdog


Consistently, I like to root for the underdog.  I’ve always been that way.  I like to see someone who isn’t favored, succeed.  It’s not that I don’t like the favored person because I do.  But there’s something about the underdog that pulls at my heart.

What about you?  Do you feel the same way?

To me, there’s a magic in the underdog succeeding and I feel the need to support them.  I guess it’s how I like my people too.  Those that come off as braggarts or too high and mighty turn me off.  Those that quietly do well and succeed are the ones I like to stay in touch with and be around.

People who have overcome the odds are the most interesting to me.  It’s not that I wish anyone ill will, but when you have experienced hardship and come through the life lessons that test even the strongest of individuals, to me, there’s something magical about you.  I am inspired by those people.  I admire them.  I enjoy when they share their stories with me.  For those that life comes easily to, I like them as well.  It’s just that there’s a depth to those who have endured tough times.  I guess I feel a kinship of sorts to them because I have endured hard times as well.  Luckily, looking back in hindsight on my life, I realize that those life lessons made me the woman I am today so I don’t regret any of it, even though I wish much of it I hadn’t experienced.  But that’s life, isn’t it?

Did you recognize Underdog from the TV series?

Do you root for the underdog too?

Shine On!


*Underdog image from Wikipedia.


23 thoughts on “I Root For The Underdog

  1. Great post and I totally agree with you! I dislike school awards which put the spotlight on the academic, bright, go-getter who knows what they want and how to get it…to me they deserve recognition, yes they work hard but it’s the student who struggles through everyday, silently trying to manage an education while coping with ill-health, anxiety, difficult home situations and social disadvantage that deserve recognition, encouragement and awards! Thanks for listening…just had to get that off my chest!

    • I agree with you whole-heartedlly. I was a teacher for many years and the ones that had to work harder were my heroes. Not that I didn’t love it when my students easily understood the material, but I have a soft spot in my heart for those who struggle, who try harder and when they succeeded, I was elated for them. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great day!

  2. Oh I LOVED the Underdog cartoon and used to watch it all the time! And yes, I do always root for the underdog…. I think that’s why I LOVED the movie Rocky so much!

    • Yes, Rocky was special as well. I enjoyed Underdog as well…funny how it’s not a cartoon that comes to mind when I remember my youth, but when I thought about it, I remember really liking it!

  3. I also tend to root for the underdog, the one who I know has crossed great hurdles to get where they are today. But I have to recognize also that I don’t always know what is going on in someone’s life. A life that appears perfect on the outside usually has some hidden challenges that are not shared out of pride or fear or shame. We all have our lessons, our challenges, which may seem more dire for some than others, and yet, for each of us, our personal challenges are real and difficult. Yeah for the underdog who rises despite great obstacles, but kudos to us all for taking on this life despite of, because of and for the lessons.

    • Indeed! I HEARTily agree with you that taking on life in any form is not easy and I am supportive of both the underdog and the one who succeeds easily because frankly, the varying degrees of hurdles we all endure make life so interesting. Thanks for stopping by! ♥

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