One afternoon, a man approached a little league baseball game. He asked a boy in one dugout what the score was. The boy responded, “Eighteen to nothing—we’re behind.” The spectator said, “I’ll bet you’re discouraged.” “Why should I be discouraged?” replied the boy. “We haven’t even gotten up to bat yet!” –Robert Morgan
You may chuckle at the boy’s point of view, but the basis of his hope was connected to baseball rules. Both teams always receive a turn at bat. This young ball player expected to catch up to the other team. You may call him innocent and naïve. You may say he will understand the real truth when he has more experience. Then you will conclude that he will know defeat.
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