Kenyan runner Abel Mutai was a few meters from the finish line, but got confused by the signals and stopped, thinking he had finished the race.
The Spanish runner, Ivan Fernandez, was right behind him and, realizing what was happening in front of him, began shouting for the Kenyan to keep running.
Motai did not know Spanish and did not understand.
Fernandez pushed Mutai to victory.
One reporter asked Evan, “Why did you do this?” Evan replied, “My dream is that one day we can have the kind of community life that pushes ourselves and others to win as well.”
“But why did you let the Kenyan win?” the reporter insisted. Evan replied, “I didn’t let him win, he would win. It was his race.”
The reporter insisted and asked again: “But you could have won!”
Evan looked at him and replied, “But what is the merit of my victory? What is the honor of this medal? What will my mother think?”
Values are passed on from generation to generation.
What values do we teach our children and to what extent do they inspire others to earn them?
Most of us take advantage of people’s weaknesses rather than helping to strengthen them.