Re: Kerri Strug
Jess Olonoff (jolonoff@GATE.NET)
Thu, 25 Jul 1996 17:44:25 -0400
Dexter and all,
It's sad but you're probably right. We would probably feel more
compassion for the horse than the gymnast.
To a degree though, the gymnast can say "No I can not go on". Most of the
time I believe they know when they can or can not continue. The horse on
the other hand can not tell us he can not continue. He could throw his
rider and give signs of anger that would give the basic idea that he does
not want to continue and as such would hopefully be removed from
I would hope that monetary rewards and a reputation would not be the only
reasons for the human athlete to continue on but I'm afraid for many and
in many cases those priorities are high up on the list.
I would hope that dedication and drive and caring would also be among
Much as they are among the boys and girls we all try to help and work
with. Our Eagles and Gold Awardees, and Queens Award winners and all the
other top Scouts and Guides are heroes too. They just are heroes everyday
so no one tends to notice them.
That's one reason this discussion is good on this group.
Yours in Scouting, Jess
Jess Olonoff, CM Pack-206 | Eagle - 1970, T-10 Tulsa, Okla.
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