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Is a gold medal all that matters?

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-08-11 14:11

BlondeAmber (Ireland)

People with low self-esteem or people who are very insecure about their identity require constant reassurance that they are important, hence the emphasis on winning and being seen to win. A confident person does not require the validation of a 'gold medal' to feel good about themselves. A country's emphasis on winning internationally can be equated with insecurity and the need to distract people from other things.

Is a gold medal all that matters?

Chen Ruolin and Liu Huixia of China compete during the final of women's synchronised 10m platform of diving at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 9, 2016. Chen Ruolin and Liu Huixia won gold medal with scores of 354. [Photo/Xinhua]

 

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