On celebrating winners
Winners of what?
The more we celebrate winners, the more we should understand that they generally win over a narrow spectrum.
The sacrifice that it takes to be even a reasonable amateur athlete excludes the opportunity to win in other areas of your life.
The more I focus on riding my bike, the less I focus on work, I start 'winning' on the bike and ‘losing’ at work.
The executive who pleases the board month on month off for years almost certainly sacrifices family.
The successful businessman rarely has a broad and deep group of friends outside of their business circles (they simply don’t have time).
The beautiful, toned and tanned lady lawyer might actually be a sociopath who is inherently selfish and excludes herself from social circles.
Modern media amplifies people’s positive characteristics and allows them to sweep any negative aspects of their life under the carpet so that no one else can see.
The urge to follow and to try to be like them is almost irresistible, but resist we must.
At times like these when I consider these problems, I always go back to Lord of the Rings.
“All that is gold does not glitter".
Blog Post Number - 2626