Different people are given different gifts in life. Some more than others… Those that have been lucky in the genetic lottery sometimes value these gifts less than those without. It is probably a little unfair – we all look to others who have more no matter where we are at.
I felt for Israel Folau. The AFL made him an offer he couldn’t refuse, but should have. He spent two years of his peak physical capability on a sport he neither seemed to love and was definitely no good at. With such a short life span as an elite athlete, I was surprised how easily he traded this time for money. Yes, the money was fantastic, and was more than he was earning in Rugby, but how much is enough?
The two years he spent in AFL will be years he can never “do over” – Pretty sure if offered the opportunity again, he might think twice?