Most are into mundane lives, need the outside dazzle to keep us going & give the zest for life! We can find our own niche but most get the adrenaline flowing through sports, mainly through achievements of their favorites. That gives us a necessary diversion from the lives less exciting!
The Football World Cup has caught the fancy of most everywhere. It has no boundaries & even the poorest get connected to the daily happenings & the fortunes. The marketing whiz-kids have been making the event glitzier than past events. Enormous planning goes into the efforts to make the event smooth-sailing & eye-catching!
Lives have been planned around this event with even other important aspects of life thrown into back-ground. Big money is involved not only for the countries but also others through betting, legal or otherwise! Most are willing customers & the reality can wait!
What is life without some excitement? What can most get out of it when they are working for others? They are hardly empowered in day-to-day lives, eking out a living to cover the basics. Then, the joy of sharing the event in the company of those who share the excitement; but the downside is, if some at home have other priorities! Any way, these are once in few years’ events & it would be soon back-to-reality!
The results have not gone according to plan with favorites struggling. Some much-touted players have been brought down to earth with a thud! The rewards for them have been very high by the rich clubs that signed them but they fail to live-up with performances to match for their countries; less famous show much more commitment when playing as a team for their countries!
Nothing unites the people like when rooting for their teams. Wins are celebrated, losses are difficult to stomach; but there is always another day, like for the North Koreans who were brutalized by the Portuguese! An event for revenge with national TV going live as a rare gesture, turned into nightmare! Hopefully, the team members are spared; after all it is a game. But some have paid big time like when Iraq lost during Saddam’s time!
Many can forget the reverses soon but some get despondent over them long-time. It is easy to say it is after-all a sport but for some they have the passion to make it more than life! Cricket is a sport that captivates most in South Asia with their players made demigods! Football players also get great news coverage through exploits in the field but some outside it! Some can stay in the limelight without playing like David Beckham who could arguably be the most recognizable player anywhere!
We like to live our dreams through others mostly; after all we share common destiny! Without followers, there can be no leaders or games to thrive & flourish! We all have a part to play to make these events a success!