I watched the closing of the Sochi Olympics. As the cameras scanned the faces of the athletes, I thought " in the end it's people." The faces that were shown were everyday people who happened to be athletes. They were from across the globe and from varying levels of living; however, there they sat under one common bond, they were representing the best in all of us. In the end it's people.
I saw tears from a Russian athlete when the Russian anthem was played and thought here was an individual that loved her country as I love mine. There was pride for the flags that were carried and I realized it was the same pride that everyone feels for their flag. Yet beneath the flags of all the nations, "in the end it's people."
People who want the same things for themselves and for those they love. People who are of sound mind and reason all share the same wants and needs. They want to have the opportunity to live their lives as best they can and feel the freedom to make their own decisions. They want to love and be loved. They want to live and let others live. They want to enjoy the time they have while being a member of this planet. In the end it's people.
We all share this planet. We all share this world. Since the explosion of communicating through the internet, there are no longer borders. We as people are free to connect and learn from others thousands of miles away. Within the comfort of our homes we cross cultures and become as one. In the end it's people.
What the Olympics represent is "we can all feel the passion for our country and still respect another culture and country." Because if the sun could speak when it rises and sets, it would say " in the end I rise and I set on people."
Until the next time,