|There has been too much focus on the negative recently. But to avoid people endlessly or exclusively focusing, for example, on other people's lack of manners or flaws they find in each other(and even multiplying new threads to discuss that) one needs threads about positive values, admirable things. About the high and noble and beautiful. So here goes. Please contribute if you want to change the subject - to a more uplifting one.|
Great athletes and teams doing what they do with sustained intensity and utter perfection have always been among my examples of excellence in the world around me today. Last night I watched the two best teams in basketball play each other to a photo finish. One play is burned into my mind. The guard gets the ball very distant from the basket. He is immediately swarmed by two of the other team's zealous, hard-charging defenders. At the last possible second he zips the ball inside to the seven foot tall center, who is immediately swarmed by two more defenders, as desperate as if their lives depended on it. The ball is passed again. In about five seconds the ball is passed eight times, until finally one man is left undefended for a split second who promptly buries a thirty foot shot.
Everybody on both teams, all ten men, did what they had to do with perfect excellence. There was not a misstep, not a man out of position, not a single lapse in skill or effort. Perfect offense. Perfect defense. Perfect shooting in this short episode (and repeatedly during the game..these are the top two teams in their sport.)
Examples of unflawed, perfect excellence are rare.
What are your top examples of something without a single flaw? Of perfect excellence?
(Edited by Philip Coates
on 6/20, 10:01am)