Despite the world’s busy schedule and economy, there’s always something worth giving a risk usually followed by saying a phrase like: “There’s nothing to lose.” It could be using a few spare change to buy a lottery ticket instead of spending it for a candy bar. It could be getting out of your car and help the elderly pedestrian cross the street when you’re driving to somewhere. Or maybe it could be doing five extra push ups after completing thirty grueling push ups. In the end, everyone wins in their own ways and have departed to their lives with one better thing completed in their lives.
Similar to how Rocky in the eponymous film ‘Rocky’, rose and fell after training so hard to fight against Apollo Creed, a celebrity boxer notorious for his undefeated title against his opponents as he ranks up to the top.
Some of the main struggles someone may have would in a similar situation like this would be getting his self-esteem and confidence to withstand anyone’s words that can be hurtful or taunting. Rocky’s coach have felt that he was a loser not worth continuing in the regular club boxing tournaments. Despite this, Rocky relinquishes this by focusing on other events in his life such as making a romantic move towards Adrian, a shy and very quiet woman who works at a pet store in which Rocky visits very often. It’s no surprise why Rocky was drawn towards Adrian; she’s very quiet but she has a side to her that makes her a fond and respected woman that she is. And because Rocky is very delicate with her, he eventually pulled her from her shell and received her trust. While getting Adrian’s attention, he never had anything to lose except the possibility that she may not have the same feelings for him. And look at that! Adrian and Rocky became the happy couple of this film, continually supporting each other at times of trouble.
Now, we all know that Rocky was a nobody who hasn’t made a reputation for boxing like Apollo Creed has. Yet, when Rocky was invited to take the chance to fight against him, he knew that he would lose. And there’s no doubt a lot of people agreed with that statement. But before the night of the fight (that rhymed!), he told Adrian:
Ah come on, Adrian, it’s true. I was nobody. But that don’t matter either, you know? ‘Cause I was thinkin’, it really don’t matter if I lose this fight. It really don’t matter if this guy opens my head, either. ‘Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody’s ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I’m still standin’, I’m gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren’t just another bum from the neighborhood.
He knew he would lose from the beginning but from where he was now gave him a feeling of accomplishment no fight would ever give. No rookie has ever gone that far to fight against a celebrity champion and having himself that far really made the winner. He received the experience, the lessons and a new friend to guide him to better boxing. In my opinion, I think that’s the best way to win, besides some belt and a trophy. Now, I will end this post with a gruesome yet moving photoset of Rocky embracing Adrian after his fight.