The Game of Life

Play stupid games and win stupid prizes. If you’re going to raise your hand at anybody, you better be sure you can take them on. It’s always comical watching the aggressor get their ass handed to them. It’s like, you asked for it. If my girlfriend gets into an argument with a guy bigger and stronger than me, we’re just going to have to agree to disagree with him.

It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, babies poop, and waves crash against the shore. I beat people up. As a service to the state. You gotta have fun. Regardless of how you look at it, we’re playing a game. It’s a business, it’s our job, but I don’t think you can do well unless you’re having fun. If you go around being afraid, you’re never going to enjoy life. Beat someone up today.

Run my race. I feel like I’m the best, but you’re not going to get me to say that. When you’re talking, you don’t always know what you’re saying. But when you’re listening, you know exactly what you’re hearing. Unless of course, you’ve got wax in your ear and you’re partially deaf.

Sports do not build character, they reveal it. It’s all fun and games until it becomes a little more competitive. And then you watch people you love and respect lie and cheat their way to win. Your body language is a billboard for your mental toughness and maturity. Some of you are advanced in age but with the petulance of a three-year-old.

I’m like tax, you’re going to pay one way or another. Swimming is a confusing sport because sometimes you do it for fun, and other times you do it not to die. And sometimes when I’m swimming, I’m not sure which one it is. The good news is, I don’t run away from challenges, I run over them.

Love is playing every game like it’s your last. Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Buy a helmet and try again. Or figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. All a lot more glamorous than the former. It’s about winning, isn’t it? If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?

Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference. The reason women don’t play football is that 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public. For playing football, you need one ball. For doing a Triathlon, you need two. Do you know what my favourite part of the game is?

The opportunity to play

Gottfried. All rights reserved

110 thoughts on “The Game of Life

  1. I’m a self-hating misogynist. I read “The reason women don’t play football is that 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public.” And nearly died from laughing so hard. 🤣🤣

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  2. Swimming for fun or swimming not to die is just what it is lol.
    The opportunity to play is the best part indeed. I’m looking forward to playing a match with you gott

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  3. I feel like you used word play at the end…as its the game of life…the opportunity to play being your favourite part of the game also represents the opportunity to live.
    Thank God for the opportunity to live/play the game of life

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  4. it’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it. I admire you for taking the government job of beating people up for a living. Does it pay well? You are also right about women playing football. I think they should allow color combinations to encourage women and make the game more interesting.

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    1. I’ve been doing it for so long, I wouldn’t mind having a sidekick at this point. There are too many people who need an ass-whopping as we speak.

      Maybe let them play dress up a bit but how will it help the referee?

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