Monday Morning: Sports War!
The Olympics have ended in Brazil but it is not the end yet since we are still going to watch and see the Paralympics which is also worth to watch as some amazing performances will be given by great athletes who never gave up.
I tried to watch everyday or in my case most of the night to every sports event and channel to get as much of the sports performances and vicious wars to score and come out on top. It has been amazing back to front.
Realistically speaking it was a war between countries without the real bloodshed. Unless an athlete cut themselves during their trial. It happened with the cyclers but each heart sprinted in the honour of the fallen to perform and reach the finish line first. It is a comradery between rivals. The brotherly and sisterly love between equals while fighting for gold. No differences between colours or even sexes as sports can be done mixed. Religion being put in the back of our minds as we hold hands and cheer as loud as we can for each of them.
Sure we root for our countrymen and women, but we also acknowledge the opponents strength and determination to beat their rivals.
Minds and bodies clash but not in a way they will be clashing once again after this big worldly event. We point fingers and clap for those who triumph we comfort the ones who had lost. Sharing laughter, smiles and tears from whatever emotion they came from and reach out to embrace and hold hands of those around us.
The Olympics have ended and normal day life will come back to the present day. News will be filled with the opposite of what these athletes showed us.
We will forget them and move on as if it never happened. Forgetting what the Olympics stand for and go back hating, looking down on others who look different, seem different or have been losers in life. Blaming the unaccomplished lower parts of our society.
No sense in how we could change or be a better person all together.
Life maybe made by losers and winners, but in the end we all stand on the same field, court or hall. With only one difference, that life is not a game but should shared in pain and smiles. Each tear cried is one to dry, as in life tears are of loss.
How is it possible we understand the Olympic feelings and thoughts but have no way or no intentions to uphold them after the event is gone? Can you not see it goes beyond life and borders?
That the true thought should be carried beyond the wars of sport and stop the actual wars going on everywhere around the world.
It begs to answer the questions that arise after seeing the Olympics.
Does colour matter only in life and not sports? Is religion a reason to hate unless we are having a game. How come we cheat and lie every single day and feel alright by it but condemn those who cheat and lie in sports?
If the Olympics are a worldly thing and we unite as one under those rainbow of rings. Not caring whether we are gay, lesbian or straight. Not caring whether we belief in Christ, Buddha or Allah. Not caring if we are grey, black white or yellow. Here to compete share hardships and strive for the ultimate performance. To reach deep and pull out each and every ones own will to win but be a friend when you loose.
Why is the world not like the Olympics where we are all brothers and sister under a united flag.
Ps. it is a short post and I urge you to see if the Paralympics are shown on TV. Stand behind them, cheer them on and watch people go beyond their limits, just like you and me.
Some how the Olympics seemed different this time around. Not as world encompassing. The booing crowds…unheard of in the past. Maybe next time….
I am hoping. And like you I know they happened it was unheard of. But one cannot deny the passions of the athletes.
The crowd is the crowd and always biased to favour one more than another. But what happened on the field is where we should take a closer look.
That said, I know of fathers kicking referees when their team lost. I seen the athlete knock down a referee for being unfair in their eyes. But that is an issue that is escalating.
Norms and values are blurring.
It is why I wrote this. we need to reconsider. ANd the Olympics have been the reason for me to do so.
Thank you heart for sharing your thoughts.
Maybe next year. Maybe previous years can be a better example.
Hugs to you! I did enjoy the Games .