Heroes step up in times of adversity
It is easy to be a non-conformist when nothing is at stake. It is times of cruelty, cowardice, and corruption, that the true heroes stand out.
I feel that this is a critical moment for us.
It is in times of adversity and challenge that you see people’s character.
You are the best. The number one in your field. You are a world beater.
You have trained your whole life. You exercise and torture your body at ridiculous levels on a daily basis for years and years.
You engage professionals to manage your diet, your mood, your energy levels, your psychological level.
You give up so much. And yet you give so much.
You entertain millions of people with your performance. You smile and act graciously when you lose. You speak humbly and gratefully when you win.
You rip your shirt off every now and then, and prance around looking like a lean Incredible Hulk.
And then it stops.
A fat, overweight, corrupt public servant - whose big achievement is choosing between a hamburger or a souvlaki for lunch - tells you that you cannot play.
You cannot do what you have been trained for.
Because you need to inject yourself with poison. A compliance test. A way to demonstrate absolute obedience to the will of others.