Is Perception Reality? We can learn a lot from the story of David and Goliath. She was fired from her first job at a news station and told she was “unfit for television,” But - Oprah Winfrey didn’t give up. "I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan - didn’t give up. “Why would I feel like a failure? And why would I ever give up? I now know definitely over 9,000 ways an electric lightbulb will not work. Success is almost in my grasp.” - Thomas Edison didn’t give up. Is perception reality? If we looked at each of these people at various stages in life, we would likely call them failures. This is the story of a shepherd boy who slayed Lions, and Giants and Bears. We learn the valuable lesson that perception is not always reality.