World Cup Craze

Every four years I transform myself into a soccer fan trying to catch the World Cup games at the most inconvenient times (I never seemed to be at the same time zone of the World Cup host countries).  I don’t usually watch soccer games, and it must be more than a year since I stopped playing my favourite sport, but I have a special fondness for World Cup.  I don’t think there’s anything else that can bring the world together peacefully with something as simple as a round ball!

Now halfway into reading Einstein’s biography, I didn’t know before that he hated nationalism and preferred to be an internationalist, a world citizen.  The world would be so much more peaceful if we all think that way, wouldn’t it?  In fact, I think the world would be a much happier place if we just keep our mouths shut and communicate using international languages like soccer, marathon, art, and coffee, etc.  And if you don’t like any of that, a little smile can often work magic.  😄

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