Monday, January 13, 2003

Win Factor

Watching "Fear Factor" on TV now. The challenge is to walk a long window ledge on one of the top storeys of a building. The first contestant had a good time, and was so confident that she kept booing the second contestant when he was on his dare, to scare him to making a slip (yes, there is a safety line). It struck me that that was poor sportmanship. A real winner is one who cheers his competitors. One really wins when one even helped others to win oneself- whether there is an actual victory is secondary. And if one really wins, isn't the victory so much more sweet and real? Note that I'm only talking about sports and similar competition here- in battles of good versus evil, don't let or help evil win! Instead, win evil over by transforming it into good! A good sportsman is like a good practising Buddhist- he does not bring hatred into sports. (By the way, she didn't win in the end.) JoinMailingList4LatestUpdates/Reply

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