The underdogs emerge as the unlikely winners. The lower-seeded players beating the champions-elect. Goals scored at the dying seconds. Ah yes, do we all love to see those kinds of surprises in sports?
Just a short time before I suffered a strange diarrhea (presumably due to consuming some bad meals), I spend a short three days to read a very interesting book by a renowned New Testament scholar Bart D. Ehrman. I just opened the book, out of nowhere, on my Kindle, of course, and take a look at this peculiarly-titled book: “Did Jesus Exist?”
“We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.”
– Jonathan Swift, Thoughts on Various Subjects
I recall one historian once say that philately is one of the most despised hobbies ever. I might have laughed too when I first heard that, while only after that I realized I myself a philatelist. Not only that, I am also a numismatist, which I still consider to be a close relative to philately. Despised, eh?
Not quite. Actually, I still stick to the two above hobbies — while actually I stick more to the later than the former. Why? Because value matters for me.