The simplicity of my day to day.
|* Are the Olympics still a worthwhile event since they are very expensive, have become political, and just benefit a few, if any?
I agree the Olympics are expensive, but you know what? Everything is expensive these days, but few are as worthwhile as a sporting event which brings the whole world together.
So much, time, money and energy is spent on defending our individual countries. Eyeing each other with suspicion, plotting to be the best, to be the first in so many fields of endeavour.
And I guess this goes for sporting endeavours too, but the camaraderie which is shown at the Olympics is so heartening to see. Young people proudly carrying the flags of their countries is so wonderful.
Children who may not show promise academically but are sporty can dream of representing their country one day.
If there is ever going to be world peace we must first show we can compete on the sporting field and still be able to congratulate the victor. Every four years people from all different countries can sit in their lounge rooms and watch with awe as the best of the best show their strength and talent to us all. How wonderful.