Ten Minutes: Sports

It’s important to put your faith into something you have no control over. That’s probably the best way to remind yourself that you’re not the center of the universe. Sports make this exercise easy. They allow us to choose sides in something that may seem insignificant on the surface, but has played a critical role in every culture that’s ever existed. Athletes are our modern gladiators, showered in praise and wealth as they sacrifice their bodies for our entertainment. The least you could do is watch.