Monday, August 15, 2016

Gold Medals

Maybe the Olympics can teach us something about the nobility of the Olympic Spirit. Something  beyond physical triumph and medals. Something about respect for our opponents in deed and thought.
Something about being able to achieve more when we're pushed to our limits by a worthy opponent. Something about having deep respect for those who make our victories possible by their own failures. For without a loser than can be no winner. In order to have a record breaking performance someone else had to set that record. The Olympics teach us to respect those who have the courage to get in the arena and risk failure. Whether it be a physical contest or a contest of ideas - what a wonderful world it would be if we could learn to respect one another for our sincerity of thought and purpose. There is no shame in losing- only shame in not having the courage to enter the arena.

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