Playing soccer is simple, right?
What are you meant to do?
Get the ball in the other person’s goal.
Well maybe not?!
You see, today I took my son to a birthday party and he was goalie.
The birthday boy even had a soccer cake and he had some soccer coach managing the boys on the field.
To my surprise, my son was telling the birthday boy – on his team – “pass the ball!” – ah, I realized; you see, to some soccer is about getting the ball into another person’s goal, but for my son, the goalie, that matters little – to him soccer is like a game of pass.
You see the other team was much more compliant – “they always pass me the ball!”
I learnt a profound lesson in this – for all must teach us something, otherwise the Creator of the universe wouldn’t have had you see it – and that is as follows:
Life is like a game of soccer – most people simply follow the rules – in the west, the rules are sex, fame, money, in that order.
But there is a nation.
A distinct unique people…
They play by other rules!
To them, its not who gets the ball into the other person’s goal, rather it is about pass.