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Don’t be an ungrateful loser

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webmaster | 01/25/13

“Personal change is the reflection of our inner growth and empowerment.”
— Robert E. Quinn

There are times when the true character of a person comes forward and the people involved with that person form an opinion that is difficult to erase.

We see this so often in competitive sports such as auto racing, baseball, basketball, football, and even horse racing. Regardless of what competition one might be watching — a one-on-one sport or a team sport — a coach or a leader is in charge. Most of the time those are the people who show anger or disappointment when they are the loser.

There are times when it may be a life-threatening situation, like the driver in a NASCAR race who deliberately caused an accident so his competitor would not win. There are those who walk off the playing field without recognizing or congratulating the winner. To me those types of people should not be in a competitive sport if they cannot be a grateful loser...


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