Waking up to the American dream. Corporate Sport plays two main roles in modern society – it is an organised distraction from politics and it teaches team mentality (my team vs your team), divide and conquer. People learn at a young age that they have to be loyal to “the team”, then that mentality transforms into blind loyalty for a political party, ideology or religion. I’ve got nothing against actually playing sport, just mindless sport as entertainment.
A professional football player says he walked away from the NFL, leaving more than $1 million on the table, after studying the works of Noam Chomsky and the Dalai Lama. (link)
“I’ve saved enough. It’s not like I’m sitting here and I’m a millionaire,” Moffitt said. “That’s what I kind of realized. I’m sitting here and I got to this point and I was like, what is the number that you need? How much do you really need? What do you want in life? And I decided that I don’t really need to be a millionaire.”