Richard Douglas Fosbury (born March 6, 1947) is an American retired high jumper, who is considered one of the most influential athletes in the history of track and field. Besides winning a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics, he revolutionized the high jump event with a “back-first” technique, now known as the Fosbury Flop, adopted by almost all high jumpers today. Attached photos are of this single most radical innovation in Olympic history high jump technique.
TIME FOR ALL OF US TO GIVE THANKS FOR BEING ALIVE AND HAVING THE FREEDOM TO SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH, AND PUBLISH IT TO THE WORLD, WITHOUT FEAR OF TORTURE, IMPRISONMENT, OR DEATH. AND MAKING A CHOICE TO DO NO HARM TO OTHER SENTIENT BEINGS.
DO NO HARM. LEAVE NO TRACE. REACH FOR EXCELLENCE.
We humans must be constantly reminded to reach for meaning in our lives and to, daily, find ways to be the best we can be physically, mentally, and morally. Let’s be thankful that we can face our personal challenges head-on and refuse to give in to the tide of conformity and indolence that washes over us at every moment of the day. Let us be the strongest we can be and the lightest we can be, physically and morally. This is true health.
Like God/Nature, we must be mindful of the consequences of our thoughts and actions. Whatever we create, whatever we build, we must fully comprehend what effect our actions have on the earth and all living things. Unfortunately, our entire history has shown that we do NOT do this. Unless we see that what we think, what we say, and what we do have direct consequences on other living sentient beings and organisms, we will continue to destroy our world. This is the true meaning of “ecosystem.” And this is why nature is so vastly superior to our contrite and damaging behaviours. Nature is our teacher and we are destroying it