Everyone thinks that winning is everything and that they think that they should do anything just to win, but in humans behavior it is normal to feel happy after winning anything.
In the story “The Race” the Todd tries to show his friend Brett that winning is not that important and that he should give up the win to help the little boy. Todd did that because he didn’t want for anybody to get and have the same fait as what they did a few years ago.
The win will get anybody’s attention, Brett never cared about the boy, not even a little because the word win got his attention and so that was his top priority. A lot of people in the world don’t care that if they or someone else getting hurt, crying, in danger or anything. People feel like if they help others and give that will think that I would rather win because i will be way more happier if i help myself, and that is normal.
At the end of the story they came out of the water safe sound, and the boy looked at Todd, smiling and knotting which means thank you in Todd’s mind. Todd knew that if he helped the boy he will definitely help someone else the next time he goes to the boat race again.
In the real world people are desperate to win and can go over board but later on they start to regret it. People who regret helping others will feel better about it the next day, but the thing about Todd was that he never regretted helping the little young boy.