I recently finished Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath. Every chapter is another example of a David and Goliath situation. Gladwell argues that it’s precisely because of David’s disadvantages that he finally has an advantage.
The fact that David is so much smaller than Goliath causes David to reject the rules for one-on-one combat. Goliath’s advantage was actually a disadvantage. Goliath’s size was due to a condition called acromegaly.
Recovering is my Goliath. I blow doctors away with how fast I’m progressing. At some point, the fact that I’ve been through all of this is going to have advantages. I’ve already written a post about some of the things I’ve learned during recovery. Some of them, in the right situation, might be advantageous.
People typically only have one metaphorical encounter with Goliath. I suppose I’m lucky with how early in my life this Goliath happened.
It’s encouraging that David was not defined by his battle with Goliath. He went on to become king, of course.