“He is not only the face of athletics but its light-house, luring even the most casual fan to its shores.”
“..Usain really is a people person, too. When he first went on the circuit, a decade ago, he would be in the hotel lobbies talking to people at 1am or 2am. He loves people and interacting with them. I had to tell him to go to bed.”
And one description which makes me think Usain Bolt is Inner Fire:
“What struck me was just how willing he was in the middle of a conversation to break off and oblige a fan for a photo or an autograph, never complaining, always smiling…”
“He’s a selfless human being, one who genuinely loves to make others happy.”
All these descriptions could only be applied to Fire, I think, and in my view particularly to Inner Fire, which has a greater ability than Outer Fire to multi-task, even at the most emotionally extreme moments (such as running in the Olympics).
I know this from myself, who am Inner Fire. Many years ago, long before I had even caught sight of an acupuncture needle or understood anything about the elements, I realised that I had this ability to do more than one thing at a time when somebody expressed amazement that I was able to switch from a very serious moment to pointing out something rather trivial happening nearby, almost as if the two events, the very serious one and the trivial one, were happening at one and the same time. Watching Usain Bolt again, I could see that, whilst preparing for his race, he was nonetheless all the time aware of those around him and interacting with them, exchanging smiles and the odd word with whoever was next to him. We can contrast this with the absolute and necessary self-absorption that Metal would display in a similar situation, as I have observed before.
So all hail to this most charismatic and joyous representative of the Fire element. Feast your eyes on him wherever you can catch him on TV or social media, and you will get a lesson about one of the elements that you will never forget. I wish it was as easy to find such outstanding examples of the other elements.