In the midst of this exciting pennant race, I began to wonder if rooting for the Cubs has any correlation with my outlook on life.
Does, for example, the hope I bring to every game somehow reflect the hope I have for my life as a whole? During a tough losing streak, do I maintain faith that the Cubs will endure and pull out a win, much like when I'm treading rough waters in my life and need to paddle back to shore?
Indeed, there is something to be said for sticking with this team. I believe that rooting for the Cubs shapes my self-concept and view of the world, which, in turn, enhances my attraction to the ball club.
But I want to know what you think. Does cheering for the Cubs affect your outlook on life? Or, on the flip side, does something about the way you approach life draw you into being a Cubs fan?