A friend of mine told me today about a very iteresting incident in a school poetry writing competition years back. This was the story.
There were a group of students who were attending a tutorial on poetry writing. On the day of the poetry competition, all students attending the tutorial were asked to submit two poems each. One of the senior students from the tutorial called up a junior student and asked for her help to write a second poem for him. He was very busy and could not compile a second poem. The girl willingly agreed. She composed a poem for her senior friend and the poem was submitted to the competition.
Then, on the day of announcing the winners, the senior student won the competition; and the poem for which he won the competition was actually composed by his much junior colleague. The girl clapped, smiling, as she watched the boy walk down from the stage with his head down. To this date, the winner of the competition is not the one who actually composed the poem.
The truth will not always win. And it is only some people who can digest the victory which is theirs – yet attributed to a more undeserving person.
Are we ready to face the reality? The winner may not always be the true champion after all. That is the real world! Reality sucks!