Too bad we all couldn't be professional baseball players and play a kids game for a living. Too bad life couldn't be that easy for all of us.
Then again, professional players will tell you fast that, "baseball is a humbling sport." If I could have a dime for every time I've heard that I'd be rich.
Well, so is the medical field a humbling profession, or any other profession where you deal with a lot of people on a regular basis. If you are over confident, and your patient dies, the next time you won't be so confident will you.
According to dictionary.com, humble is to not be proud or arrogant. Some people in the medical field, and you know who I'm referring to, are so not proud and so not arrogant that they have lost all sense of personality. They are blunt, short and nearly impossible to get along with.
You know what? Sometimes parents can be humbled in this way. And that's why some poet wrote this really great poem that went something like, "sometimes you need to stop and smell the roses."
My point is that while it's good to be humble in every way, something that often comes with age, experience, stress, death, threat of losing ones job, etc., it's also important to be a good person to other people around you, and to have some fun.
In other words, don't be a stick in the mud.
We have to listen to our bosses and doctors, keep our mouths shut even when we disagree with an administrative decision or stupid doctor order, for fear that we might lose our jobs. If a major leaguer loses his job, so what: he's already set for life financially.
If I could be a humble baseball player, one who's greatest stress would be whether he'd go into a major slump and be booed at home, that would be a far better place to be humbled than the real world.
That, my friends, is the thought of the day.