They say soccer is a sport for neurotics. It certainly is. During a five minute span, you experience hope, anguish, fear, and regret. You witness beautiful athleticism in action, a sort of grace that’s hard to find in any other sport, and sense the build-up that could, maybe — hopefully! — lead to a perfect finish.
Whoever you are, you ought to be proud of that. By owning and defining your value and not letting them do that for you, you show your strength.
The pages are a little ripped, the paper is discolored, the smell is different, and even some of the binding is falling apart… just like us.