Life and other things

Make believe

I heard a discussion on the radio yesterday , it was about football. Manchester United to be precise. An expert was talking about the secret of their success,and mainly about the manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

His strategy is, they said that he keeps his players angry and anxious! It is us against the world! He makes them believe that the whole world is against their success and wants them to lose, so the players stay focused and anxious to prove their “enemies” wrong!

It made me think if everyone else,the government , the “experts” and others also use a similar analogy to keep us on our toes?

Remember ,throughout March we were told about the lack of rain,we were heading for a “driest” spring and an arid summer! Out came the advertisements of  water butts, plant for dry climates and special stuff for plant pots.

We all were concerned and wanted to buy the stuff to conserve water.

We have the wettest April in 100 years!

Similarly we get all kinds of speculations and headlines of forthcoming disasters/swine flu/ mad cow disease,and everything else! Endless “experts” are wheeled out and we are told of all possibilities which often never happen.

So is this the same strategy of keeping us “fighting” striving and debating.

There is not a dull moment as they say!

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