The Underdog: Theory, And Application.
We begin life tiny and helpless, at the mercy of those who are bigger and more powerful than us; parents and guardians who tell us what to eat, what to wear, how to behave -- even when to sleep and wake up. Then we encounter schoolteachers and professors who work us, test us and assign grades to us that could shape the future directions of our lives. After school, we emerge into the workforce where we face new Goliaths; bosses and supervisors who interview us, hire us, set our incomes and hold the power to promote or fire us.About a week later, Science Daily highlighted a study conducted by USF researchers and issued by Sage Publications in the current issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin concerning the same phenomenon.
The reason why everyone loves an underdog is because everyone knows what it feels like to be an underdog, to be a David in a world full of Goliaths.
James Lewis places historical significance on the date of December 13, 2007. On that day, the Lisbon Treaty was signed, and all that the U.S. worked for over at least the last half century vanished with the signing of a few pens and the mass subversion of the views of 450 million individuals on that useless massive heap of a peninsula called Europe.