And yet there are months of media coverage leading up to the event. There are also months of coverage following, rating each team’s choices and the resulting impact. Who got the “steal” of the draft? Who wasted their pick? I have had numerous conversations with friends and colleagues about it. They even made the event into a movie.
This isn’t a slam on the NFL draft. Very little of what is covered in mainstream media or discussed at the water cooler has truly impacted the life of a given individual. But we devote an incredible amount of time preoccupying ourselves with these issues.
What would happen if we took some of that time and devoted it to things that DO change lives?
- Donate time or resources to clean water for underdeveloped countries
- Fund a micro-loan
- Learn a new language
- Read a good book
- Tell a great story
- Give to the community
- Spend time with close relationships
- Experience art
- Create art
- Learn a new way of cooking
- Help a neighbor
- Volunteer at a local non-profit
- Start a movement