Just some thoughts:
Last year about this time my wife and I were in Cody, Wyoming. I really liked it there. In fact I would like to go live there for about a month or so.
During the time we were there it was rodeo time. In fact the rodeo there lasted pretty much the whole month. Thirty nights of buckin’ and bustin’. And these are real cowboys, nothing plastic about any of them.
While I was standing in back of some of the chutes talking to one of the rodeo clowns I overheard a cowboy being interviewed by the local press. I liked something I heard him say near the interview:
“You never wish anything bad on the other guy. You just hope you do a little better.”
“It is a scenario that plays out at rodeos all over the country. When a cowboy is beaten by one of his pals, he seldom sulks, and when a cowboy wins, he makes a point never to rub it in. One saddle bronc rider who spent an entire season neck-and-neck for the world title with his traveling partner says, ‘You never wish anything bad on the other guy. You just hope you do a little better.’
Rodeo in America–Wayne S. Wooden & Cavin Enringer
Well now there’s a novel idea to competition. I like that attitude.
May 1, 2018
Posted August 25, 2018