How Waiting 108 Years Makes the Good Life - Sightings (Holly Swyers)
I am a Giants fan, and have been since I was a child. When the Giants won the World Series in 2010 it was their first Series win since before I was born. They had three visits prior, but without success. I shared my joy with my fellow Giant fans in various ways that year and then two more times in 2012 and 2014. They didn't get back to the Series this year, losing to the Cubs, who finally made it for the first time 71 years. If they win the series it will be their first since 1908. Holly Swyers writes about how sharing moments of joy in sporting events is an expression of the good life. That is, you need others to share it with you. She writes as an anthropologist and as a Cubs fan about the prospect of the Cubs finally winning. I leave it to your reading and commentary!