New Life #399 – The Culture Of Sports And The World Cup
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
What characterizes sports in modern society and how can we have constructive competitions in sports? What can we learn from the World Cup games and why should we live in an undending World Cup?
Sports have developed because they help people feel superior to others, which is important in an egoistic society. Professional sports have become increasingly more popular as capitalism developed. People realized that there is a lot of money involved.
Sports can be a recreational activity for the family, a way of getting to know nature, and a way of spending a pleasant holiday. Competitive sports may lead to hatred. Our goal should be to check that in the end everyone has fun.
Success in sports should be measured according to the level of connection we reach at the end of the game. Thus each participant is required to play with his ego, to step on it a little in order to connect to others. We shouldn’t advertise or encourage people to participate in dangerous extreme sports. Only few need that. The World Cup involves the whole world. Millions of viewers feel that it is important so it is very influential. People watch every game because it has the flavor of connection, as we all feel as one.
We will all feel the same good feeling we have during the World Cup when we learn to connect and “drink” the pleasure from the connection between us.
From KabTV’s “New Life #399 – The Culture Of Sports And The World Cup,” 6/8/14
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