What if you took it down a notch or two
Instead of up?
There’d be less noise
Less busting your gut for glory.
Of course, you’d have to make way
For all those people scrambling up
The ladder of success
Instead of down
Like you’d be doing.
But there’d be room for the other virtues:
Indolence, compassion, contentment
That don’t get much of a look-in.
Sure, you could do that,
Knew people who’d taken it down a good few notches
And got by.
Kinder, gentler folk.
But what if everyone did it?
A whole lot of things would change.
Take Big Sport, for instance.
There’d be no Olympics, no NBA, No World Cup.
But would that matter?
Would it really matter?
What did people do before Sport anyway?