The regional governors and their elite generals all doubted Guan Yu, but he proved to be better than every one of them. A humble approach and an open mind are needed to pick a winner from the most unlikely places. That was how Can Cao triumphed over warlords who had a tremendous headstart over him. The ability to pick winners from the slush pile is the mark of a great leader. Cao Cao became a winner himself because he was able to do just that.
Then, there are those who paid absolutely no attention to the winners before the became winners but rush to take selfies with them after they have achieved fame.
“Nobody loves a loser. But if you are a somebody, you will support Shanti because you champion her aspiration and determination, even if she brings no medal home.
Of course we want them all, our swimmers, surfers, ping pong, fencers etc.. to bring back another Olympic gold. It would be fabulous .but what’s meaningful and energising to the athletes is knowing we all got their backs, support and belief in them now just because they did their best, not because they won.It powers and encourages them.
And please, don’t do your selfies with her and glow in her limelight and claim credit..after her win. It’s all her and her coach Luis Cunha. LKY never took pictures with Chee Swee Lee. Go do so with the other upcoming athletes. It encourages the nation and that’s the true spirit of support for sports or any culture you believe in. Be the wind beneath their wings, not the pressure on their backs.
Congrats again Shanti..I never doubted your aspirations. Keep Calm and Stride On .”