But what makes us hold our breath when Kim Yuna skates or when Shaun White lands his Double McTwist? It’s feeling their emotions. Because even though we’ll never have the weight of 50 million South Koreans on our shoulders, we have felt the overwhelming joy and relief of hard work finally paying off.
And what about the crashes, the slight misstep that stripped athletes of their glory? We feel for these Olympians too. But with defeat comes a valuable learning experience, one that will stay with you for a lifetime.
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