It costs about $800 to change one’s name here in the US e.g. on social security , driver’s license and passport.
One might prefer something that has global sounding: Villa, Gaga, Shakira.
And the common denominators are football scores and music scores.
For a brief moment our world is united.
(this morning, at the gym, a stranger I was talking to couldn’t recall Argentina, who played opposite Brazil. Thanks to World Cup, we could strike small talks).
We kid ourselves into thinking that we will be forever young, and glorious .
These sport idols represent our aspiration i.e. fame and fortune. I know parents want what’s best for their children.
What they don’t know is the specifics on how their expectations fan out e.g. doctors, dentists etc.. (no one wants to dream…
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