Most games are skin-deep – cricket goes to the bone

I could feel Darwinia’s frustration with the new blog site and especially the change that was forced down on us.

 

It made me think of the changes my generation lived through and how many times we had to adopt to be politically correct or to be accepted as good, patriotic South Africans.

 

If she is sick and tired of change for the sake of change I understand; so am I.

 

It annoys me that we were forced into this change without having an opportunity to participate in the planning or decision making.

 

The entire process was handled in an autocratic and hush-hush manner.

 

It is quite ironic that the one-sided transfer from one domain to another was done by a media group that kicks and screams for freedom of expression, to be heard and to participate.

 

Is Sport24 really serious about these blogs and our inputs?

 

I once read “we change when the pain caused by change is less than the pain to remain where we are.” The old site was just fine and I didn’t experience any pain that was greater than the pain of change.

 

Then again I do not know why we were moved.

 

I am not sure whether I will continue to blog, but if I do I will have to give meaning to the words of Karen Lamb: “a year from now you will wish you had started today.”

 

If I continue with my blog I trust Bob Proctor is right: “it doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you go.”

 

Andre Gide said, “man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

 

My response to that is that I liked the old “shores” and that he is probably not a South African.

 

I was going to say that I neither have the urge nor the time to change.

 

Then I read this in Life’s Little Instruction Book: “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein.”

 

Well we are not all the same and if I am not in the same league as them, then so be it.

 

At the moment I simply don’t want this new site because I don’t understand it and I don’t have the time to study it.

 

My message to Tony Robbins is that I can live with the knowledge that “by changing nothing, nothing changes.”

 

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