Friday, August 3, 2012
Olympics - All Glory?
I have enjoyed watching the jubilation that comes with breaking records & winning gold. I have laughed along with the parents as they ride the emotional roller coaster. I have seen the devastation when the unthinkable happens. I have cringed, gasped, cheered, & sighed along with everyone else.
Among all the excitement, I can't help but think about the cost as well. These athletes begin as children & devote their whole life to being better than they ever dreamed they could be. I wonder if given the choice now, if they would do it all over again. Would they be willing to give up their childhood again? Would they train all those hours? Would they ask their parents to invest all of that money again?
A lot of them would, I'm sure. But, I just wonder if there aren't a few who would say, "No, its just not worth the cost".
Then take a look at the less fortunate countries. A lot of these athletes are hand picked as children & forced to train. These children come to not only want to do their best but NEED to do their best. The realization has been reached that the Olympics could be their only ticket out of their situation.
So what happens when they don't win that coveted medal? When they under perform? When they fail their country?
Well this is Logan's take on the original Olympics. Yep, he's going to KILL me one day!
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