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  • Sunday morning on our kitchen floor. Newspapers around as usual.

    She reads stories about students in Finnish elite high school where your goal in life is to become a lawyer and get lots of money, house by the sea, two cars, two sighthounds, personal trainer, sailing boat with a crew and bulging bank account in tax haven in Grenada.

    He reads stories about amateur sportswomen and sportsmen in London paralympics. South African swimmer Achmat Hassin is not a lawyer. He has little money and only one leg left. White shark ate another when Achmat was saving his brother in the sea. In the swimming pool Achmat succeeds to swim faster when he thinks of white shark that chases him. He's not afraid of water because he thinks that he lost his leg for a good reason. Better lose a leg than the brother.

    Elite high school students think of themselves as heroes of mankind. Achmat thinks of himself as a brother.
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