Thursday, 13 February 2014
Watching the Olympics Seems Different This Year
Am I the only one who feels it, or are the stories coming out of the Olympics especially heartwarming this year? It seems every day there is something neat in the newspaper -- not just wins and triumphs, but stories of kindnesses, thoughtfulness, sacrifice. Athletes just being nice to other athletes, whether on their own teams or not. Those who have helped others are as talked-about as the ones who won the medals. Maybe it's this way all the time, but the media hasn't emphasized it so much before. Or maybe there's just a stronger spirit of friendliness blanketing the Olympics this time around. Whatever it is, I hope the stories keep coming. It makes these sports more enjoyable to watch and bolsters my hope for humans.