I was attending our annual school gala yesterday where both my kids competed. I ended up handing over medals to the winners after the event. The age group ranges from 7-13 years.
We have a 13 year-old girl prodigy in our school who won every single event of her age group. While handing over the medals a few youngters hang around looking at the older kids with wide eyed ambition and blatant admiration. When this girl got her 4th gold medal, a little boy to my right suddenly popped a question:
“Are you only able to win?”
The blushing girl just smiled and stepped down from the podium as gracefully as she could, amidts roaring laughter. There must be a lesson in there somewhere.