Football, or soccer as it is called in some countries, is indeed Life to some-to lots of- people. I watch football, European football mostly, English football most mostly, Premier League most most mostly 😉
The other night I was watching that match that opposed Southampton to Manchester United and when it ended on the tight score of 2-3 after an exciting and stunning game, I realised that football is indeed life. It’s a nearly perfect imagery for life.
See.. 1. It’s a game.
2. It’s exciting and tiring and surprising.
3. You get to meet new people. You have friends and rivals.
But really what I saw is that football, like life, is unpredictable. Sometimes you can give your maximum and do your very best. Sometimes you think you’re on the right track, that you’re winning and that nothing can stop you. Sometimes when you are giving away all you have and putting in your best efforts in something you badly want to achieve you are suddenly pipped at the post by some lucky bloke… Sometimes the game is unfair. Life is unfair. Yet it is these disappointments that build you into some better, stronger, faster, wiser player! into a winner 🙂
Never give up! Losing a match ain’t losing a cup as losing a battle ain’t losing the war!