First off, I ask pardon for not writing yesterday, I was occupied with some work and by the time I finished it, it was too late to blog.
For W, I recommend: Win some, lose some.
This incident happened a month ago. While my friend and I were waiting for our sandwiches, a mother and son passed us. The son in a football jersey was dejected with his head hanging low and a football in his hands while the mother was angry and kept berating him. They were returning from a football match which I assume the boy lost and therefore the bombarding. My friend affirmed my assumptions.
I was baffled by what I had witnessed. A walk down memory lane reminded me of how supportive my parents were when I lost a competition and how they encouraged me to try again without losing heart. Gone are the days when Participation is what mattered; now it’s winning.
That’s why I recommend ‘Win some, lose some.’
That does not mean to lose on purpose but merely not be disappointed. In life everyday is a battle. It’s impossible to win all of them. No single King in History was undefeated in his conquests. Win some battles and lose some because loss and failure can teach you a lot many things that success cannot. It’s necessary to have a taste of everything in life.
The Sunday visitor