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A Sport of Nature

A Sport of Nature offers is a fictional meditation on the power of spontaneity in politics. It stands for the idea that no matter how dark the world the light of the human spirit can and will shine forth to bring a new day.

Published on: July 27, 2014
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  • Andrew Allison

    Might I suggest that Mandela was, perhaps more importantly that willing to die for his principles, self-effacing. History tells us that trouble ensues when the leader becomes more important than the cause. Examples abound in today’s world.

  • Anthony

    “…we are never fated to live forever amidst tragedy and catastrophe.” Wish it were so! However taking license and thinking author intimates “humanity” (plural and millennium) then sport of nature provides sunny side of hope. The catalyst may be that humans have the power to forget what they are, what they are doing too for the moment, and take a mental step backwards, forwards, or abstractly while considering where they are (whether its right or wrong, tragic or heroic, sensible or stupid, etc.). Thinking lies at crux of essay’s a sport of nature. Commonality of those cited above is not just acting and talking but taking a step backwards and considering in more detail what must I do and say (thinking). “For humans beings, the unexamined life is not worth living – A Sport of Nature.

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