They are simply humans not gods, as I am
I’m following the Olympic Games thanks to NBC. Something caught my atention yesterday and I would like to share it with you and check what you think about it.
Just a few minutes before the beginning of a competition as gymnastics, for example, NBC shows a wide summary about the US gymnasts who participate in that particular match or routine. So we can watch a summary about how their lives are on a daily basis: how they take care of their children, how they go shopping or how they combine studies and trainning. The NBC shows us how almost anybody could be an Olympic medalist: our neigbour, ourselves. The Olympic spirit is just discipline, sacrifice and a lot of effort and you can use it every single day of your life.
What I really like about these summaries is the way how TV brings these stars closer to our hearts. They are not people from another galaxy, they are not Gods, they are just people who work, and they work very hard focused on a very clear objective. They are a model for all of us to follow: each day a little bit more, another small battle to fight and…win. And this is what a TV channel shows us as a mirror of how the American society is. A good opportunity to better try and understand the country and the society where I live.
I’m loving it.