Youporn and sexuality overload swamp all aspects of everyday life and dominate news and social media. We live in an era of publicly displayed intimacy and of people making a spectacle of their emotions. The good old private and sincere kiss seems threatened by extinction. French philosopher Alexandre Lacroix accused pornography of having committed murder on kissing in his last book Contribution à la théorie du baiser.
What we admire most in top athletes like Andy Murray is their tenacity in pursuing their goals. Sports' superstars pursue extreme goals demanding the highest level of performance. And yet only a handful ever reach that pinnacle of success. Because truly successful athletes have an advantage over their less successful rivals: They can detect unreachable goals on time and redefine their goals.