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The joy of defeat | by daruma*
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The joy of defeat

Back in May, Fabe's team (Fabe is Fabstr on Flickr) lost in the under-11 cup final. Here's Fabe (he's on the right) and the rest of the team celebrating their success.


I love this shot for what it says about the joy of participating, about camaraderie, about team spirit and about the importance of leadership. Fabe was a great captain of his team and the coaches were amazing - it was their attitude, instilled in the boys, that meant that these eleven year old kids could show so much joy, even in the wake of defeat. If only the grown-ups were as wise!


You can win and not succeed. But everyone who succeeds is a winner.



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Taken on May 10, 2009