Unless the Ninjas are hunting you. But even that would be pretty cool.
I watched the American Ninja Warrior world competition last night and SPOILER it was awesome.
I didn’t even care who won. Sure I cheered for my favourites but watching these guys flip and grip their way through obstacles that are IMPOSSIBLE to overcome is just so amazing the competitive aspect was secondary.
(PS. Just because the Ninjas did overcome the obstacles doesn’t make them any less impossible. I’m fairly certain they aren’t real people. Or they’re using some sort of arcane magic carried deep within us all that is muffled by Twinki-fat.)
The show is great on so many levels.
- Amazing obstacles.
- YouTube worthy wipe outs.
- Abs everywhere.
- And the best part…The competitors were honest to goodness good sports. (It’s been so long since I’ve seen one on TV that I had to double check.)
Sure, they wanted to win, but there was a complete absence of trash talk and you could see the excitement on their faces when anyone did well (competitor or teammate).
Watching the sport felt like peeking through a window at a community that was all about success and achievement in the presence of others not at the expense of others. It makes me want to be a better person…and have abs. But I think I’ll be realistic and focus on the better person part. (Pass the Twinkies please.)
What inspires you to be a better person? What inspires you to eat Twinkies? Are they connected? Happy writing.