How is a soccer game like life?

How is a soccer game like life?

I was watching a soccer game last night at dinner in a Mexican restaurant. (I know, I'm strange, right?) I was watching how each pass to another team member seemed like a node in a network. But it also signified an event or a measurable place to reflect briefly on a way towards a goal. I mostly just watched the progress of the ball towards the goal, not the players. And I noticed a very interesting collarary. Very very often, the ball was actually kicked away from the direction of the goal. And sideways. And took such a contorted path towards the goal, trying to bypass obstacles and naysayers and those attempting to stop its progress forward. Also very often, the ball was converted to a different goal in the exact opposite direction, as the offensive/defensive switched. I wonder what opposing goals are in my life, and what obstacles prevent me from reaching either one, and I should not be discouraged if the path of my progress takes a path away from it at times.

  • 2 November 2020
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