Hi it's been a while everyone, so sorry for not updating the blog for nearly a month
the 2016 Rio Olympics started from yesterday, and today I would like to write my current thought about Olympic Games. Basically, watching high athletic performance of the world class athletes are fun and exciting, and most people tend to cheer up athletes who represent one's nation. so to speak, watching Olympic Games can often become an opportunity to evoke one's pride, affection, and patriotism to one's country. of course, having a sense of pride to one's country is not a bad thing, rather it would be important for unification, harmony, and further prosperity of each country. however, what I want to emphasize here is that excessive pride and patriotism to one's nation sometimes can lead to indifference or disrespect to cultures and people in other countries.
many of recent tragic incidences that happened on the globe are derived from difference in culture, race, religious faith or political views and so on. considering these points, I have to say that I'm a bit doubtful about evoking further nationalism and patriotism to one's nation through Olympic Games in this timing. rather, we human beings are reaching a new phase to change our perspectives concerning how to enjoy Olympics.
I hope the world peace and global understanding without any prejudice and preconception