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Besides the obvious induced patriotism and the competition aspect, I think I like the Olympics so much because of the stories behind the athletes. So many of them came from humble beginnings; so many of them were told "you can't"; and every single one of them has worked absurdly hard to get to where they are today. Though I'm hardly athletic and no where near the accomplishments of the teams, I think their stories, drive and motivation can apply to anyone's life and anyone's passion. Their stories further my belief in "if you work hard enough, you can make anything happen." And for the first time in a while, I'm starting to believe that maybe making my dreams come true isn't as far away as I once thought. This confidence couldn't have come at a better time.
PS: Today, you can also find me over at Catherine's blog talking about India! Thanks for having me, Catherine!