I haven't watched a lot of it, but what a pleasure it has been to watch the bits I have of the paralympics. It brings us able bodied people back to reality - so many of us find even walking a bit to be an effort.
Bottom line is a lot of us are just plain lazy, lose a limb and suddenly you'll regret not making good use of the ones you currently have. I would imagine a lot of people when faced with a physical challenge would easily become depressed and feel sorry for themselves.
These games prove life can carry on - for most anyway. Blind people running races, armless people winning freestyle swimming races. Its just absolutely amazing, what people can do.
I sure got a wake up call to make the best use possible of my able body in its current state, you never know when things could change.
Thank you, paralympians, for inspiring me, we all need some inspiration from time to time. Thank you again!
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