I watched a very cool video yesterday about the biblical story of David and Goliath. Here’s what it says in the description box of the video:
It’s a classic underdog tale: David, a young shepherd armed only with a sling, beats Goliath, the mighty warrior. The story has transcended its biblical origins to become a common shorthand for unlikely victory. But, asks Malcolm Gladwell, is that really what the David and Goliath story is about?
I found it extremely interesting. I’d heard the hypothesis that the real Goiath might have been sick with Gigantism before, but it never occurred to me that Goliath might very well have been the underdog in the story, instead of the other way around.
Once you think about it, it makes sense.
Food for thought, I guess. Watch the video and let me know what you think. I hope you find it as interesting as I did.