What We Learn from Muay Thai Fighters.
Hundreds of thousands of years ago, evolution set it up so that every now and again someone was born who was very compassionate. And this was good because the tribe needed to be brought together. Also at times one was born with a strong work ethic and a committed attitude, and the tribe would be inspired to work through the hardest times. But also we needed to be protected. And people were born who were natural warriors. These were the people who could FIGHT for the safety and survival of the tribe.
But sometimes a person was born with all of these attributes.
In today’s world there’s not much call for all of these attributes in one situation. Unless you are in the ring. It may appear to be a simple competition, but in reality it is an opportunity for the fighters to refine and sharpen this rare set of abilities which serves as a legacy to the greatest of achievements in human survival. Sincere compassion, inspiring leadership, and the ability to face any situation regardless of how hard or scary it may seem.
These are the abilities that have allowed us to be who we are and what we are today. That fight in the ring is a testament and a prayer to the millennia of achievement and prosperity in human survival.
God bless these good Warriors, because they represent our ability to be the best and to survive anything. With strength, respect, and compassion they stand ready to step in when we as the human race need them the most.
Enjoy the show. And applauded when they win. But remember that they represent who we are, and why we are still here.
Author Ben Brown is head coach at PHAS3 Muay Thai in Santa Rosa, California. PHAS3 welcomes students of all experience and skill levels.