I'm an amazing U11 Boys Soccer Goalie.
Just ask me.
I sit on the sidelines and know exactly what my son needs to do.
I never get tired. I could've gotten all the saves. I would do it better, harder, faster.
It is so easy to be sitting in my chair with my Chai and have Opinions. Knowledge. Expertise.
I have nothing on the line. I'm making no effort and taking no risk.
But I am so good at the critique. I am a Sideline Expert.
Many of us are.
Book reviewers on Amazon-Authors spend years creating their life's work, and someone trashes it after reading three pages.
Movie Critics. People Magazine. Tabloids. YouTube Reviewers. Blog Commenters.
Being a critic is so much easier than doing it yourself.
My son would school me on a soccer field. I have no business telling him how to do it better.
The world doesn't need more experts on the sidelines.
Get in the game. Or just cheer on those who are.