TODAY IS SADDO-DAY
World of Sport.
Actors acting at Wrestling.
22 men or women kicking a piece of leather around a field (and swearing and spitting alot too).
An unknown teenage girl balancing and spinning on a beam in a far-off and strange country.
Some men and women running around and around and around an athletics track.
It's all so, so sad.
All that time and energy spent preparing to beat someone else. Not physically beat them (though that is the case in boxing, martial arts etc.), just be in that "I'm going to beat you" frame of mind.
Is sport good or bad?
Sport can keep you physically fit, emotionally happier.
But it can also dominate your life so much you lose any sense of reality, and instead focus on chasing a ball about, or jumping further or higher than anyone else, etc.
Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of men, women and children will be driving up and down the country today to participate in or watch, some form of sport. For what? What is it? Is it the adrenalin rush from either playing or watching? Is adrenalin the most addictive chemical?
I used to be one of them. I loved playing football as a kid. I was good too. But lying in the bath after I used to ask myself, what is it all about? Parents of schoolchildren screaming at their kids to knobble another kid on the opposing team. I mean, what can all that be about? Except creating a destructive, violent and aggressive energy.
Sport could be very good for the human race, to keep it fit and active and relatively sober. But in our current situation, should sport be relegated?