I wrote this post while ago, however, since my friends and family were happy for our national soccer and volleyball teams, I decided to postpone it. Due to the recent accident in the Brazil soccer game, I am enforced to send it anyway.
Frankly, I don’t see any advantage of investing a lot of money and time on something like soccer (I call it Football from here after). There is no point to it. Sports like football are supposed to be fun, and after hour activities with no real importance of winning or loosing. Something that everybody can play and everybody can enjoy.
It is a disgrace to humanity that after many years from Roman empire, we still celebrate someone loosing a game in a colosseum. They are vividly reminders of gladiators fights. I don’t see any human or intellectual quality in these matches. Robots with advanced mechanical brain would be able to do the same thing.
The only positive point about the world cup is that people from different countries will get together regardless of race, colour, or origin. However, I am really disappointed that we get together to see one of us loosing, and at the end, it leads to hatred rather than friendship.
I wish we would spend that huge amount of money and time on something that brings us, as a people of universe, closer together and not pulls us apart. Don’t get me wrong, I like sports but not as a professional activity. In my opinion, professional competitive physical sports are actually weapon-less wars. It is a fake demonstration of some country or some team superiority over others, with no real message in it.
As long as these games are around the world, this is a sign that we (as human-beings) are not matured enough to live peacefully together. Even more sadly when I look at my home country, I can see that not only appreciation of a sport like football/soccer has not improved people’s physical activity habits, but on the contrary, it also has burnt all the opportunities for other sports to flourish, since all the money goes mostly to soccer.
The really sad part is that a scientist, an artist, or a doctor who has devoted his/her life for humanity, does not receive any attention compared to a soccer player, who probably play for 10-15 years of his life! Not to mention that the most genius scientists (with any standard) receive much much much less than an average soccer player even in poor countries. This is the worst valuation in a human society.
I hope that we pass this competition era and enter to a collaboration era.