#43 - The deep ties between the Paralympics and the US military | Curio

#43 - The deep ties between the Paralympics and the US military

16 mins | Sep 2, 2021

Today's episode from 3rd September 2021. On today's show: Does America have a guilty conscience about it's servicemen and women and is that why the US reveres its ex-military athletes so much? We take a look at the deep ties between the Paralympics and the US military. Then later: In times of disruption, can becoming creatures of habit help get us through? We find out how routines could help nourish us emotionally. As the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics draw to an end on September 5th, Heather Dichter and John M. Kinder examine why disabled American veterans competing "often receive a disproportionate share of the publicity." A lack of collective sacrifice may be at the root of the issue. Reflecting on her time as a theology student, Enuma Okoro describes her experience re-visiting The Rule of St Benedict, "an ancient guide to monastic values written by the 6th-century abbot Benedict of Nursia." The book holds valuable lessons still relevant today about the importance of regularly doing certain activities, no matter how big or small, and ultimately build routines that give us comfort. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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