Life is rarely black and white, all one thing and not somewhat another. Take for instance high school football.
I say high school football, because in America that is usually the first time we get truly associate ourselves with my school, my team.
So it’s Friday Night Lights, and out on the field are 22 young men exchanging energy in a game of offense against defense and vice versa. On one side of the field a group is watching that interaction and they are cheering, smiling, and clapping, it’s wonderful. On the other side of the field another group watches that same exchange of energy and mutters, clenches their fists, and pouts.
So which is it, a happy thing or a sad thing? Or does it all depend on the bias with which you entered the stadium?
As we prepare for the TCS New York City Marathon in just over a week’s time, we are once again presented with a men’s competition featuring top athletes from East Africa, with American stars Dathan Ritzenhein, Abdi Abdirahman and some talented rookies thrown into the mix for good measure. (more…)