Our family has never been sports enthusiasts. We do not like competition, with its built-in production of a winner and a loser, with the automatic sense of defeat for someone.
That said, we have been faithful followers of the Winter Olympic Games for these past two weeks.
As much as I abhor competition, I find beauty in the strength and coordination of the young athletes, whether in individual events or as teams. Skaters, skiers, tobogganers, all the athletes are tops in their countries. This is about the best playing the best, so everything they do is superb. The differences are often just a fraction of a second or a centimeter apart.
Shared Wisdom Question: Does anyone else find incongruities like this? How do you handle values conflicts in your life?