Strongbob Posted July 11, 2016 Share Posted July 11, 2016 I won a race today. Not a big race, not an important race, but big enough in my region of the world that some people will take note. It’s not the first time I’ve won this race, actually I’ve won it four times in the last six years. Winning always feels good in the moment but it is a fleeting emotion. Once the cheers end and the awards are given, life goes on as if nothing had ever happened. Sometimes you are recognized as ‘that guy’ but glory fades quickly and eventually the victories seem hollow. I suppose I could not try as hard and let other win, but then I wouldn’t be true to myself. I try to be sincerely gracious and humble in victory and I try and keep the respect of the competitors, but no matter how much you try, winning changes your relationships with the people around you, even your friends. I don’t want to be feared and I don’t need praise and admiration. I just want to be me and show people my terrible gift. I am happy but I am alone. I am become death, destroyer of worlds. 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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