Tuesday was a day of mixed emotions at the World Cup, to put it lightly. First, we watched a snooze-fest of a quarterfinal between European foes Germany and France; then we took in an absolute thriller between Brazil and Colombia. On the one hand, we got the dream semifinal match-up we hoped for; on the other, we lost arguably the two best players of the World Cup to get there.
Fourth of July provided plenty of fireworks, albeit in Brazil. To recap what you may have missed, check out our “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” from Day 20:
Brazil vs. Germany for the right to play in the World Cup final. Do we need to say more?
It always disturbs me when I see someone tell a person that their story doesn’t matter, because someone else has it worse. Why are we competing over who has it worse? People obsess over the John Green quote “Pain demands to be felt”, but don’t you realize what that means?
It means, that pain is a universal concept. Everyone and anyone can feel it. Pain doesn’t care if you live in a torn cardboard box somewhere in the ghetto, or in the biggest mansion in Hollywood. Pain doesn’t care if you literally just have the shirt on your back, or if you’re surrounded by cars and money. Pain doesn’t care if you’re the only person that supports you, or if you have tons of friends and family. It doesn’t care, because it’ll make sure everyone feels it, at some point or another.
We have to realize that Pain doesn’t give a shit about life stories, or possessions, or familial situations. Pain is a real, universal concept, and it’s only concern is that all people experience it. All we can do, then, is attempt to be understanding.