On race ...

Consider for a moment 2 races ...

In the first, 2 runners sprint to the finish line.   As the winner passes the finish line he sees that the person he has been running with for several miles has fallen.  He returns onto the course to help his fallen racer up and helps him complete his journey.  The winner then stands at the finish line cheering on the others ... here comes the first wheelchair participant who lost his legs in a car accident that wasn't his fault.  Here comes the first woman who at 5'2 just doesn't have the same length strides as the 6'2 inch winner.  The next participant to finish grew up in a country without many paved roads and no sports facilities, followed by someone whose parent fell ill and they spent the 6 weeks leading up to the race caring for them and not training as hard ... 

In the other race, the winner walks back onto the course and points and laughs at the fallen runner.  He says to the person in the wheelchair and the woman "You just shouldn't be in this race".  He says to the next "you should stop trying and go back to your s**thole country."  He tells the next person they should have worked harder so they could have afforded care for their ill parent so they could be better prepared.  Then the winner goes a step further and tells the course judges that he suspects people will try to cheat so they should be stopped and reminded of the rules ... often.  The winner then decides that obviously his shoes and clothes are superior and therefore all race participants should wear the same make, model and size as he does - even though this creates a permanent disadvantage to everyone that is not his size and shape.

Now tell me - which race do you want to participate in?

#race #kindness #humanitarian 

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