Are You a Spectator or Player?

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This week are the playoffs for the Stanley Cup in hockey, and the NBA championship.  The talk, online chatter, and TV ratings demonstrate once again how sports obsessed people are.  It’s amazing how many guys listen to sports talk radio all week, tailgate eight hours before a game, and stay up to watch SportsCenter every night.

There’s only one thing they never do…

Actually play a sport themselves.  They live their whole life vicariously through the athletes they idolize; all the while they put on pounds, raise their cholesterol, and diminish their overall health.

But let’s not just pick on the sports fans…

How about you movie buffs?  When’s the last time you acted in a community theatre play?

And you literary connoisseurs?  When’s the last time you wrote a book, play, or poem?

You rock, jazz, country or rap fans?  When is the last time you picked up a guitar, blew the sax, or pounded the keyboards?

Yes you can enjoy life reading great books, seeing beautiful art, attending operas and symphonies, watching elite athletes excel, and lots of other entertaining things.  But how about living some of them?

-RG

 

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