I was as thrilled as anyone to see Usain Bolt resoundingly win the 100 and 200 meters events. But is all the crowing and self-adulation really necessary? Why does he have keep calling himself a "legend" and the "greatest ever"? We all saw him do it. Since when did modesty become so passe? I much preferred the demeanor of David Rudisha who was also astounding in the 400 meters. There seems to be some strange insecurity in Bolt, and maybe a hint of paranoia. Congratulations, Usain--but cut the big-headed crap, please!
being modest is after being aware of that.
Are we born moral or not?
Does modesty has anything to do with being moral?
Usain Bolt is known for making the sign of the cross before running. This means he is a religious person.
But he is not modest. Did he get it wrong?
Or I will still be a fake?
Or I will manage to become to some extent like him in order to achieve what I set my mind to achieve?
Maybe you do not need to be truly that way, but only to some extent.
It is certain that my attitude and the way I think is different than his attitude. If not radically different.
Because I am interested in this. Does this play a major role in someone's evolution ? Was his attitude always like this or prone to being like this, to begin with ?
Usain Bolt is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records whereas Rudisha is just ( although really yery important) the current holder in the 800 metres. Would Rudisha's attitude had been different if being in Usain Bolt place?
I am not sure how much importance this has to justify their attitude, but maybe it has.
But he seem like he thinks his attitude is normal. And he was telling the truth. Was he also polite? Can you still call him polite if you think he was showing off too much? He was not polite, was he?
Polite would mean that he did not offend anybody, in particular. Although some people feel they were offended by his attitude.
Is being modest what we would call a normal attitude or being modest is something different?
He surely does not see himself as a liar. He actually thinks that what he said "I am the greatest ever" it is the truth.
The truth seem to be something that it is necessary in a normal attitude and also in a modest attitude.( if these two are different). In an arrogant attitude also? Is this correct?
Is it the same thing with being modest? Although you can be modest and polite at the same time.
What does it mean being modest? Is someone modest only when he achieved something that will justify an arrogant attitude or being modest has nothing to do with achievements?
To begin with, I think they all want to win and be the best. Their mind is focused on that.
If there are two friends, for instance, and they both are running in the same competition, each of them will think he must win and be the best, regardless of their friendship.
But you are saying that David Rudisha is a modest person who also won great competitions. So what is wrong with Usain Bolt? Because it is better to be modest in such situations, we like it more.
Will he eventually go insane being like this? If there is a hint of paranoia that will develop in time?
He will probably not run for his entire life. How great can you still believe you are outside where you are known as being good at? How far can he go with \\\"not being modest\\\" attitude until it will be a sign of worry?
My reaction was that his success implies an immense amount of work, hours after hours of training, years after years. I thought he felt like showing how great he thinks he is, that his work is not in vain. He was damn happy. Sometimes happiness after achieving something you really wanted is expressed like this.
For me, it would not work. Training myself years after years just to be the best runner, and running from one point to another, I just do not understand it.
I like watching such competitions though.
What would mean, "I want to win, but I am modest about it". I am practising for years and years to win great competitions, I run the way most people can even grasp to run, but I feel like being modest about it. He is probably not an intellectual person to fool you about his modesty. If I am not missing something.