Even if you’re the Kanye West of Swedish football (see this), compassion is a tonic for our self-concern.
As we Buddhists say, “if you want to be happy, think first of others. If you want to be unhappy, think only of oneself.”
We have food enough so that everyone can go without starving. The richest people in the west have money enough to end world poverty four times over.
On 14 February 2015, Paris Saint-German played against Caen at Parc des Princes. For most players this game was just another day on the job. For Zlatan Ibrahimović this was his most important game to date.
“I had 15 temporary tattoos on my body. They were the names of real people who suffer from starvation in the world. Even if the tattoos are gone today, these people are still there. There are 805 million starving people in the world. I want you to see them, through me, to help the World Food Programme.”
PS: The song is ‘Tornado’
PS: not familiar with I am Zlatan? The national soccer team of Sweden for mildly intellectually challenged made it to the world cup but couldn’t afford to go to Brazil. Zlatan payed $50,000 so they could go. (dn.se)
And, he can do this: