But the World Cup reminds us of a few things in its quadrennial turnabout. One, that there’s really nothing wrong with a big country like ours being humbled by a much tinier nation’s team. In fact, it’s probably good for us.
And it’s fun to see folks get so excited about a game they don’t know that well — it reminds us of our innate capacity for learning new things, keeping fresh perspectives, being open to different ideas and cultures and styles. All good things.