Talent wird stark überbewertet

Talent is very much overrated, most of the time it’s just hard work. (Peter Gabriel)

Dieser Ausspruch findet sich auf der Live-DVD „Still growing up“ – Peter Gabriel in concert DVD. Ich weiß nicht, ob das Gewicht mehr auf Talent – also der uns innewohnenden Kraft – liegt, oder auf dem Bemühen. Fakt ist, dass immer gilt: nicht aufgeben, das eigene Leben leben, so gut es eben geht. Don’t give up – egal was kommt.

Die folgende Aufnahme ist nicht aus „Still growing up“, sondern aus der unvergesslichen „Secret World Tour“, wo Peter Gabriel mit Paula Cole gesungen hat:


Don’t Give Up

in this proud land we grew up strong
we were wanted all along
I was taught to fight, taught to win
I never thought I could fail

no fight left or so it seems
I am a man whose dreams have all deserted
I’ve changed my face, I’ve changed my name
but no one wants you when you lose

don’t give up
‚cos you have friends
don’t give up
you’re not beaten yet
don’t give up
I know you can make it good
though I saw it all around
never thought I could be affected
thought that we’d be the last to go
it is so strange the way things turn

drove the night toward my home
the place that I was born, on the lakeside
as daylight broke, I saw the earth
the trees had burned down to the ground

don’t give up
you still have us
don’t give up
we don’t need much of anything
don’t give up
‚cause somewhere there’s a place
where we belong

rest your head
you worry too much
it’s going to be alright
when times get rough
you can fall back on us
don’t give up
please don’t give up

‚got to walk out of here
I can’t take anymore
going to stand on that bridge
keep my eyes down below
whatever may come
and whatever may go
that river’s flowing
that river’s flowing

moved on to another town
tried hard to settle down
for every job, so many men
so many men no-one needs

don’t give up
‚cause you have friends
don’t give up
you’re not the only one
don’t give up
no reason to be ashamed
don’t give up
you still have us
don’t give up now
we’re proud of who you are
don’t give up
you know it’s never been easy
don’t give up
‚cause I believe there’s a place
there’s a place where we belong

Meine Wertschätzung gerade jetzt spreche ich aus für …
Menschen wie Peter Gabriel, die ihr Talent mit harter Arbeit kombinieren und mir sagen: There is a place where we belong.

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