Every Friday, I’ll post thought provoking discussion starters.
What do you think of George Sheehan’s quote below? Read it and react. Then, can you write a comparable statement about being a spectator of sport? “Being a spectator is …. Watching sport is ….”
Is it exhausting? Energizing? Fun? Frustrating? Quick-paced? Slow moving? About you? About others? About your past? About somebody else’s present?
“Sport is where an entire life can be compressed into a few hours, where the emotions of a lifetime can be felt on an acre or two of ground, where a person can suffer and die and rise again on six miles of trails through a New York City park. Sport is a theater where sinner can turn saint and a common man become an uncommon hero, where the past and the future can fuse with the present. Sport is singularly able to give us peak experiences where we feel completely one with the world and transcend all conflicts as we finally become our own potential.” ~George A. Sheehan