“Looking the part helps get the chance to fill it. But if you fill the part, it matters not if you look it.” – Malcolm Forbes
“To be or not to be.” The age-old question, to exist or not to exist. When William Shakespeare wrote those words, he was asking for guidance: Shall I stay and face the tensions of the world or move on and ignore who I am?
Tiempo de reflexión.
Take a moment and look back at the voragine. Perhaps a no more perfect moment to stop and check our surroundings and look past the face masks. Covid-19 forced us to get real and it would be a waste to let it slip past without a moment of contemplation.
A perfect time to look around and ask the unsettling question of who we are and where we are going. Most importantly perhaps is in which manner we are going to get there. Slipping through the shadows or walking proudly in the light.
I don’t recall which of the Chiva-Greats mentioned that making it to Chivas had been no easy task, but that the real work began when he had to learn to wear the Red and White with honor.
Con propiedad. Con dignidad. It’s easy to put on a shirt. Hard to wear it properly.
Tuzos versus Chivas. The week in preparation stands as the perfect “To be or Not to Be” moment.
The Red and White hoard have come to a crossroad where determination and self-reflection have taken a pivotal role in defining the team’s direction. The decision to be made could be the one that transcends beyond a simple game. It is a moment to change gears and move forward and leave a mark. Time to take up the standard.
Time again for the lads to question tradition and modernity, reason and madness, passion and conscience. In the midst of all these polarities, "To be or not to be" embodies a pivotal issue: self-doubt is a sign of the birth of the self-conscious individual. Am I or am I not? Who will lead us? Who will be the one responsible of taking the first step?
It is doubt and indecision that has been called to the stage.
Doubt and indecision appear at some point in universal human life, only to be suspended for brief moments before the scrutiny of conscience and it is in the face of these questions that the human being wonders about who he is and what it means to be. Identity and existence are debated, they seek to reconfigure themselves, to redefine themselves, to find meaning in the course of events.
I say to the Chiva-Faithful and our beloved Red and White host that the time has come. The cards are on the table. Today is the time and there is no better time than now to transcend and leave a mark. Time not to be what others expect you to be, but rather be what you know yourself to be. The time of reflection has become a time of action.
Talk the talk and walk the walk.
Magis Esse Quam Videri Oportet