SPECIAL PEOPLE


In the western world individuals tend to be very selfish. There are a few exceptions. In special Olympics events there have been times when a participant goes back to help a fellow runner so they can cross the finish line together. The concept of winning meant nothing if another person was hurt or needed assistance.
In war or other times of battle soldiers have sacrificed themselves trying to help their fallen friends.
When my family moved to California from another state sixty years ago I was amazed to see sports for girls taught as a team concept. Watching girls play basketball together I was surprised to see a girl make a basket, and the game stop until players on both teams could clap and congratulate her. A few years later girl sports became more individualized.
In football and working in the fields I learned the necessity of being a team as I saw prejudice raising its ugly head. To protect others we had to work together.

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