TIMER

🇺🇸 In July of 1994 Brazil won the World Cup. In the final my parents and my sister were in my parent’s house to watch the game. It was tense! Game went to penalties. Every kick was like a test to our heart. Brazil scored 4 out of 5 and Italy scored 3 out of 4. They still had one kick to tie up and keep the penalties going.
 My family was holding their breath when Baggio, best Italian player, started to run toward the ball, when the TV turned off. They got so confused, had no idea of what’s going on. They tough energy was down, but the lights in the house were on. They heard the neighbors yelling at the streets, celebrating. They were so frustrated about what happened and for missing the kick that made Brasil the champion.
 Soon the TV was working again. My dad was confused about that. It was a new TV and there was no explanation for stop working and suddenly went back to normal. Then my dad remembered, he was testing the TV before the game, because it was a new TV. He tried the timer and put the timer ON scheduling a supposed time the game would be over. He wasn’t counting with the game going to overtime or to penalty kicks and he forgot about the timer when the game went longer. Coincidently the timer was scheduled to the exact moment of the last penalty kick. .
 If we surrender the control to someone (or something) else that's what happens. We become hostages of their willing. A timer could be good, but having the control to decide to go on or to stop is even better! 
That's it.
Denison 

🇧🇷 Em julho de 1994, na final da Copa, meus pais e minha irmã estavam na casa dos meus pais para assistir o jogo. Foi tenso! O jogo foi pros pênaltis. Cada cobrança era um teste para o coração. Brasil tinha batido 5 e marcado 4 e a Itália marcado 3 e faltava a quinta cobrança. Era o pênalti que decidiria.
 Minha família estava segurando a respiração quando Baggio correu para a bola e no mesmo momento a TV desligou. Eles ficaram confusos, sem a menor idéia do que aconteceu. Acharam que foi falta de energia, mas as luzes da casa estavam acesas. Ouviram os vizinhos gritando na rua comemorando. Mas ficaram super frustrados pelo que aconteceu e por terem perdido o lance que deu o título ao Brasil.
 Logo a TV estava funcionando de novo. Meu pai estava intrigado com isso. A TV era nova e não tinha explicação para parar de funcionar e voltar ao normal. Aí meu pai lembrou que ele estava testando a TV antes do jogo, porque era nova. Ele testou o Timer e ligou ele programando para desligar quando jogo acabasse. Ele só não contava que teria prorrogação e pênaltis e esqueceu do Timer quando o jogo demorou mais tempo que o programado. Coincidentemente o Timer desligou a TV exatamente no momento da cobrança do último pênalti.
 Se entregamos o controle para alguém (ou algo) isso é o que pode acontecer. Nos tornamos reféns da sua vontade. Um Timer pode ser bom, mas ter o controle para decidir parar ou continuar é bem melhor!
É isso.
Denison 

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