Rightly or wrongly, Singapore has a reputation as a very kiasu society, where “fear of losing out” dominates daily interactions. So it was great to see an example there last weekend of how to be exactly the opposite; the odd thing was, it came from a sport typically viewed as an individual, rather than team-based, competition.
Earlier this week we saw how we could learn from a marathon runner about taking a chance on something new, and how we can improve our chances of success when doing so. In the same event, we saw an example of true sportsmanship that demonstrated the balance between being competitive and being ethical. It shows the difference between succeeding based on your merits, and succeeding based on an unfair disadvantage.
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