My favorite thing about the Olympics is that I feel like it kind of unites the world a little bit. I know it's really just all the best athletes in the world getting together to try and beat each other, but there's something comforting about seeing all the nations flags waving in the same place and athletes from all over in the same building, competing, but not fighting. The olympics help us find similarities in each other instead of differences, which unfortunately being quick to find differences is something we all naturally do. Whether it's race, income, religion, whatever. We all seem to stick with our little groups of people who are "like" us, and we push away people who are "different." I hate that really bad.
I'm lovin' the Morgan Freeman Visa commercials. Here are a couple of my favorite quotes from those:
"Maybe it’s not where an athlete is from that makes us root for them, maybe it’s not the flag on their back or the anthem that we hear when they win that makes us cheer. Maybe it’s simply that they are human, and we are human, and when they succeed, we succeed."
"We don't always agree, but for a few shining weeks we set it all aside. We come together to stand and cheer and celebrate as one. We forget all the things that make us different and remember all the things that make us the same."
Love those a dang lot. Go World.