Unstoppable Olympians, more harmony less security
As the Olympic flame is passed on from Rio 2016 to Tokyo 2020, it seems that a shift in paradigm has taken place. This celebration of human achievement in which 11 thousand athletes competed in 42 sporting disciplines in over 300 events in 19 days has ushered in a renewed energy and faith.
The sporting talent is obvious only because of the dedication, commitment and perseverance of the athletes. Bureaucrats and administrators also received accolades for creating a platform for athletes to perform at their best, with many setting new personal best and world records.
The emotional investment in the Olympic Games is beyond material measure, gracious yet disappointed in defeat, joy and humility in victory and the euphoric reward in setting a new benchmark.
The personalities and characters on and off the field, the fans and ordinary people able join in and express their feelings as social media platforms are awash with posts make the games a true reflection of human competitiveness.
It is the clearest indication that a realisation that harmony creates greater prosperity is taking hold as the world grows weary of suicide bombers, military drones, laser guided bombs and a convoluted notion of security.
It is naturally instinctive to be drawn to fit and healthy athletes with toned and ripped physiques who are mentally prepared to compete at the highest level. It is a sight that leaves the ordinary spectator awe-inspired.
This is in contrast to the continuous broadcast of wanton destruction strewn with human remains and the false sense of security deluded by the search for alien life on other planets, while systematically destroying life here on planet earth.
Tokyo has now taken the baton. We know the usual controversy and scandal will follow the flame, as it usually does, but as the games proved over and over again, the spirit and the beauty of human nature to reach new heights and perform at the ultimate will prevail.
Maybe the inclusion of Suicide Bombing, attaching IED’s and Refugee as new codes to compete in, will bring about more harmony and less security.