The Stadium of Life
Your position of your seat in the stadium of life determines how you see the game. What is your angle of view?
You can sit on either side – religious or secular.
You can sit at either end – liberal or conservative.
You can sit high and see the big picture.
You can sit low and see granular detail.
Regardless of the clarity your chosen seat provides,
you can be sure that people in other seats are seeing a very different game. Does their seat make them foolish, dishonest and evil? Commentators would have you think so.
There are fools in the world, to be sure.
Dishonesty is rampant, and evil certainly exists. But these are found in equal measure throughout every section of the stadium.
We’re not talking about malefactors today.
We’re talking about the wondrous benefits of curiosity.
Stand up. Wander around the stadium. Meet the people sitting across from you. Climb higher and see the whole field in a single frame. Step down to field level and experience the myopic, “insider’s view” those seats alone can provide.
Wandering around the stadium – looking at the game from various perspectives – is called “thinking outside the box.”
It’s a wise-ard’s adventure, but few people have the courage to stray more than a few, hesitant steps away from their own, familiar perspective, comfortable with the “truth” they already own.