maybe i should have posted this back when everyone still had Olympic fever, but this came to my mind while i was watching women’s gymnastics a couple weeks ago. but am just now getting it down in words.
we saw a lot of disappointed Americans walk away with the silver medal in the 2008 Olympic Games. be it because the Chinese cheated or maybe not… the night just didn’t go in the American’s favor.
but we have all been in disappointing situations where we feel cheated out of something. deserving of the gold but handed silver. i am speaking metaphorically of course, but i know there have been times when i would have gladly taken bronze because the pain of being so close to gold and losing it was too great.
have you ever felt it would be easier and hurt less after a disappointment, if we all just prepared ourselves for bronze to begin with? or is that simply cheating ourselves?