As I prepare myself for another mind-numbing evening of football – with all the enthusiasts in the house I don’t stand a chance – I am thinking to myself what I can do to ‘rise above it’ as it were.
It’s a bit like going to the dentist, not quite so painful though, of course. Reclining in his chair with all those implements in my mouth, I think of the starving in Africa to alleviate the pain. Just think what they are going through, all day, every day and with no prospect of the drill being switched off in the next couple of seconds.
As I watch the team of one small, token country playing the grossly overpaid team of another highly-fancied country I think to myself what heroes they’re going to be when they get back to their insurance brokers office, or measuring a client up for a new suit. Whatever the result. They got there!
‘He represented us in the World Cup, you know! Yes, our very own, home ทางเข้าเว็บพนันออนไลน์ ufabet grown talent. The training sessions were beginning to encroach on his hours a bit, and we had to give him six weeks off, even though we knew he’d be back in three! But it’s worth it to have your own hero in house!’.
And then there are the first 11 or 12 minutes of the match when you’re still able to dream the improbable. They could score one and then the others would be so disillusioned that they’d let in another and then it’d all be over – they’d be through to the next round. But, alas, the inevitable happens – a not very impressive goal puts the favourites one up and the rest is history as they say.
But the real point is, I rose above it. It wasn’t as boring as I thought it was going to be as I was off somewhere else – in the tailor’s or the insurance broker’s. Now what if we could do this all the time – not in such a way that we endanger ourselves or those about us, but so that we can perceive things in a different way.
We could climb mountains and cross oceans. We could even become more interesting people ourselves! Who knows?
So it’s not so much a question of mind over matter, but more one of mind over football!