We are all winners
By Kang Seung-woo
In competition, there are bound to be winners and losers.
At the London Olympics, already halfway through, the winners are seen raising their arms and letting out a roar in victory, while the losers, with their heads bowed, silently shed tears.
Their moments of glory and sorrow are amplified when the spectators in stadiums or watching television for the games ooh and aah, empathizing with athletes in each move and every expression they make.
We are seeing unscripted dramas being played out in all venues and arenas in the British capital.
The Olympics are a great human festival that one can only enjoy to the point that the line between losing and winning can be blurred.
Perhaps, just being part of this massive event can make us all winners. Ask the late Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern games, whether the Olympic spirit lies in participation rather than victory. While he is thinking about his answer, let’s enjoy the second act in London.