The american lady on the left has been to every Olympic Games since 1984. She told me that she is writing a book that I have to look out for, I have the name of it written down somewhere. I am sure ‘1984’ has already been taken…
Her pet dog seemed surprisingly composed on the subway, accepting the belly rubs and neck tickles from commuters in the packet carriage, travelling from the Maracanã to Rio.
It seems that we pay more for things we enjoy. Pets go free, it’s not like they are there to enjoy and appreciate what we do. I guess it has to do with demand, the more dogs request to attend sport events and concerts, things may change. This dog was completely oblivious to the magnitude of the event, and what it symbolized. He was also unaware of how much we had to pay for a ticket and how lucky he is to attend without spending a penny.
I see life in a similar fashion. I want to acknowledge each moment as best as I can whilst I am still here and try to make sense of this crazy world without the various forces making this difficult. Social influence, men with machine guns, cognitive bias, we face a lot of obstacles telling us what we should believe. Unlike this cute pet, we have the option to enjoy this moment and not be oblivious to the truth if we really want to and I really, really want to know the truth that is out there hiding behind such bias.
Care to join me? There’s a seat, in fact there are plenty…
I would love for my blog to continue growing and to hear your stories. Thank you to my followers for inspiring me to keep posting. By following my blog, belly rubs and neck tickles are coming your way.