Winning is not everything, he taught his student. His job, was to inculcate the right morals in the tiny tots he was teaching.. What matters, is the participation and being noble even in defeat.
The students were attentive, listening to every word of his. However, to him, he sounded hollow. He knew, what he told the kids was the biggest lie. Winning is everything. No one one sees how close you got before u missed out. To them, you lost!
If only, he thought.. If only he could teach the right morals, maybe kids wouldnt have to fight with their conscience later like he himself was… if only