There’s something beautifully innocent about children and how they view the world (at least until adults corrupt that point of view with their own ignorance).
They don’t see colour, race, culture or gender bias.
Instead, they see each other for what they are – fellow humans on this planet we share.
They show kindness, caring, compassion, and love (at least, for the most part).
The video below is a perfect example of this.
Barcelona is one of the world’s greatest soccer teams, and their youth team – Barcelona Infantil B – is no exception. In the recent Youth World Challenge Cup held in Japan, they easily swept aside all opponents, often by scoring several goals in every game.
In the final, however, they came up against Japanese team Omya, who provided a far sterner challenge. In the end, Barcelona won 1-0, resulting in the 12 and 13-year-olds of Omya breaking down and crying.
Watch the video, and see what it means to show caring and compassion in its purest form.
If these kids can do this, imagine what we could do as adults if we followed their example.
Kudos, Infantil B, for reminding us that a match is only a match, it’s the lessons we take (and offer) from it that has the longest impact.
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