Sustainability (The Football Story)

There are certain words we use often without knowing their full meanings. For me, Sustainability was one of such and I remember vividly during one of the block sessions of my Masters Unit when we had a course on sustainability in project management. The tutors flew in from Amsterdam that morning and as soon as the class began, they asked if anyone could define the word sustainability or sustainable development. In a class of about 40 students only about two people could murmur what they thought sustainability meant. I sat down and tried to figure out a meaning for a word I have used severally but I could not get a definition.

When the class began and the tutors started explaining the concept, I got a real and full picture of Sustainability and since then I made up my mind to join in spreading the good news in the simplest way possible. It is of paramount importance that everyone is fully enlightened and informed on ways of living a sustainable life because it is a good to man and God. In this short piece, I will be using a football story to explain sustainability and the need for everyone to join hands together to help preserve mother earth and also secure the future of the unborn generation.

According to Wikipedia, football which is also known as soccer is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. Today, it is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries making it the world’s most popular sport. It is played on a rectangular field with a goal post at each end and the aim of the game is to score by using any part of the body apart from the hands to get the ball into the opponent’s goal. It is played in a stadium and there are officials who ensure that the rules of the game are adhered to. Spectators and fans usually come to watch the game in the stadium which last for about 1hr 45 minutes. It comprises of two halves which last for 45 minutes each and a half time break of 15 minutes. Although in some cases, extra minutes are added to the playing time.

In this short story, the stadium will represent the earth; everybody present for the game represents humans who occupy the earth. The players are the key stakeholders because they make the game happen (These are government, corporate bodies and organisation) while the officials are the various เข้าระบบ ufabet ไม่ผ่านเอเย่นต์ regulatory agencies trying to ensure that things are done in a sustainable manner.

The story begins…

On a bright and sunny Saturday, two football matches have been scheduled to hold. The community hosting both games have just one stadium which means both matches will be held in the same stadium but at different times. The first game is scheduled to begin at 12 pm while the other game will commence at 4pm. The time interval between both games gives ample time to ensure that everything is put in order before the second game starts.

The first game starts on a good note with everyone keeping to the rules, the game proceeds and then thi