Have you ever been so anxious over something you have absolute no control over? Everyone is awaiting the fat lady to sing so they can laugh at you and you are wondering why you are doing this to yourself.
'Bryan? You know the end results but you keep putting your hopes up expecting a different results, why?'
Whether you are alone or with millions of others it still feels the same because watching your team play is no joke. Whether football, basketball, formula one, cricket, idols, Date My Family, whatever you are watching and supporting a side nothing beats the anxiety that strikes you as you await for the final result. Wondering if Lukaku is going to pull a last minute rabbit out of the hat, or is Lewis Hamilton going to crash out in the last lap of the last race of the season, or will LeBron take that final leap and sink in that three pointer that you and the Cavaliers desperately need.
You tend to stress yourself over this a lot, over things that you cannot control. To people who do not watch your sport or understand the art of music and music competitions they tend to think you are wasting your time but to you watching a bunch of men run around a green field trying to put a ball into nets is more than that, it is life!
You sleep late because of these sports, because of these shows. You don't even read or prepare yourself for school on Sundays because you are busy watching Idols and your favourite is in the bottom three. Yes in life there are these peculiar things you do or watch not for the comforts of other people but for the pleasure of the soul. It is these little heart-attacks and heartaches which we cannot control that make life interesting.
So the next time you are sitting on the edge of your neighbours couch catching the game with the boys in the hood and someone tries to bring you down about how stupid what you guys are doing, just mind your own business, turn your head back to the television and enjoy your life. After all, it is your life. Live it the way you want to. There is no wrong way to live it, just your own way. Stay yourself.
Written by: Bryan Theo Mfhaladi