What values are we teaching our children? Take some time to read through this
Kenyan runner Abel Mutai was just a few feet from the finish line, but became confused with the signage & stopped, thinking he had completed the race.
A Spanish runner Ivan Fernandez was right behind him & realizing what was happening, started shouting at the Kenyan to continue running. Mutai didn’t know Spanish so he didn’t understand. Realizing what was taking place, Fernandez pushed Mutai to victory.
A journalist asked Ivan, “Why did you do that?” Ivan replied, “My dream is that someday we can have a kind of community life where we push & help each other to win.”
The journalist insisted, “But why did you let the Kenyan win?” Ivan replied, “I didn’t let him win, he was going to win. The race was his.” The journalist insisted & asked again, “But you could have won!”
Ivan looked at him & replied, “But what would be the merit of my victory? What would be the honour in that medal? What would my mother think of that?”
Values are passed on from generations to generations.
What values are we teaching our children?