After watching Skate Canada championships this weekend, I started thinking about the Games soon to be held here in my hometown. It would seem that other parts of Canada are more excited about the 2010 Olympics around the corner than we are here in BC (at least the lower mainland). Most of us are sick of hearing about it, not looking forward to the traffic problems and chaos (which we already deal with on a day-to-day basis), sick of the IOC telling us what we can and cannot do in our own backyards and the list goes on.
Really when one looks at the bigger picture on the whole world-wide scale the Olympics pale in comparison. Is winning an Olympic gold medal more important than feeding or housing someone of lesser means? More sginificant than someone's having clean water or existing in a safe place without fear?
At one time I would have been thrilled that Olympics were happening so close to home, but I now have a more philosophical ideal about things. I guess that is life...