It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement . . . and they underestimate what is of true value in life.
Two men die in a plane crash. One man’s death is widely lamented; the other man is barely mentioned.
Why? Because the first man was good at throwing a ball.
It just goes to show how insignificant some of the things that we think are significant really are.
Really? Well, now that this has been brought home to you, are you going to quit your job as a ballplayer or a person who writes about ballplayers and do something “significant” with your life?
I didn’t think so.