WOW! That's gotta be a new School record! Way faster than my best time anyway.
Oh man, that last turn really knocked the wind out of me.
Feels like we've been practicing all day. Let's head home.
Come on, man, you gotta tell me your secret! You'd give the Flash a run for his money!
A magician never reveals his secrets. Besides, it's not as cool as you think it is.
How am I this tired already? I ran half as hard as you did.
I'd settle for walking at this point!
Time and practice, my friend. Time and practice. I think I learned to run before I could walk.
Jean Vanier dedicated the majority of his life to benefiting those who suffer from disabilities in our society. This story is meant to embody those realities and ideals.
So... what is your secret, really?
I understand if you don't want to tell me.
You really wanna know?
In this scene, we can start to get an insight into the character on the right's vulnerability/disability and it is obvious he is not proud of these traits. This is a common societal theme that Vanier addresses.
I'm the last guy that should be running track, but I think that's why I do it.
I have asthma. I've had it ever since I was a little kid. The Doc says I shouldn't be running like this at all, but I do it anyway.
I wanna be the best that I can be... and if that means I have to push myself harder than anyone else, then that's exactly what I'm gonna do.
In this scene the character on the right gives the other character some advice that may be an important life lesson, but it is at the cost of hiding his vulnerability.
Seriously! That's your secret? The only thing I'm wondering is why bother hiding it at all? You're like a real-life superhero! If I was in your shoes, I'd say, "Hello world! I'm the best runner at school and I won't let my asthma or anything else hold me back!"
I bet we double our records by the end of the year!
We'll shoot for the Moon! And if we fall... we fall among the stars.
Thanks. That's... exactly what I needed to hear.
Well, we should head home. Got a full day practice tommorrow.
Now the main character makes a significant choice to reveal his disability. It's clearly not a decision he takes lightly.
Disabilities do not have to be obvious to others to have serious impacts on a person's life. This is a disability that has affected me personally and many others that I know.
The main character's courage to admit his vulnerability clearly pays off because it solidifies his drive and motivation. Being able to overcome a difficult challenge is one thing. Being able to overcome a challenge that you start off at a disadvantage with, is an even greater accomplishment.