It’s how you tell it

Several people have sent me links to a video of a juggler named Chris Bliss. It’s going around.

He is working very very hard and earns a standing ovation at the end.

Today, I got a video, featuring Jason, who just might be the best juggler I have ever seen. Same music, similar routine. Except… five balls. Not three, five. Infinitely more difficult. And Jason makes it look easy: YouTube – Chris Bliss Diss Video.

The thing is, even though I know how much more difficult Jason’s routine is and how skilled he is, the very ease of his delivery makes it less likely an audience would give him that same ovation. Interesting how important effort seems to be.