In watching the amazing World Cup final on Sunday, I was struck by a couple of things—
First, what an incredible stage for athletes who are best in the world at their sport, who have spent countless hours creating themselves as the best that they can possibly be. I was in awe watching.
Second, how many people feel most alive watching others do things, rather than when they are doing things themselves.
We live in a world in which it is becoming easier and easier to feel something like being alive, through sports, through entertainment, through video games and virtual reality, without bearing the risks of actually being alive.
If you have no risk of losing, how can you truly enjoy the victory?
Kylian Mbappe will feel so much more alive coming back from this loss because he had to endure it in the first place.
Where do you stay in the stands in your life?
What’s keeping you from getting on the pitch?