Nearly every day, especially in this first – year of the Palm Bay FL Wildlife Removal, of President Donald Trump, we are confronted with actual, and/ or perceived threats, challenges, etc, both, at home, in the United States, in addition to internationally. Apparently, the threat of terrorism, if based on some theology, or emotional issues, is real, and, frequently, somewhat, scary! Is the rhetoric of Mr. Trump, reassuring and unifying, or vitriol – based, adversarial and confrontational? Every two years, either the Summer or Winter Olympics, are held, on a rotating basis, and, at these, international adversaries, come together, to try to win medals, based on accomplishments, without regard to their national strengths, etc! At this year’s events, held in South Korea, for example, North and South Korea, have formed a joint, united team, even though, the leader of North Korea, has threatened the rest of the region, with devastation, etc.. Wouldn’t it be nice, if we could all, come together, in real life, like in the Olympics, and also be able to oppose and compete, in a calm fashion, rather than the frequently – vitriolic one, otherwise? Here are 3 compelling aspects, and examples.
1. Competition, but sportsmanship: Rather than threatening others with devastation and annihilation, Olympic competitors seek to do all they can do win, and conquer their competition, but wind up, demonstrating sportsmanship, and a maximum degree of honor, and caring! If just, world leaders, were ready, willing and able, to pursue the highest degree of domestic success, etc, wouldn’t this be a safer, more secure, world?
2. National soul, and one – world: While there may be numerous individual needs, goals, and priorities, and a helpful, nationalistic spirit, etc, leaders must recognize, we share one planet, and for that reason, there has to be a spirit of collaboration! 1 example, is protecting the environment, for the common good, and while many nations have come to understand this, President Trump has been articulate an America – first philosophy, while denying, climate change science! You couldn’t have an Olympics, if any nation, decided, they were taking their ball home, and going – it, independently !
3. Being the best, versus good – enough: Olympic athletes train, to become the best in their individual sport! They realize, one only wins a medal, if he makes it, by getting the very best! Far too often, we witness national leaders, focus on private self – interest, and politics, rather than accepting good – enough!
If the world proceeded, with all the authentic, Olympic spirit and ideals, there would be , willingness, to agree, to disagree! It is up to the electorate, to demand this, of leaders!