I just published the paper entitled “Accepting Vulnerability: Towards a Mindful Sport Philosophy” in Journal of Applied Sport Sciences.
In the paper I argue that wisdom does not emerge from abstract thinking; instead, it requires that we become attentive to what is concrete: our everyday life and how we spend it. Do we spend our life wisely or not? Answering this question requires that we know ourselves sufficiently — that is to say, have we explored and examined our own life by paying attention to it while we are living it?
To exemplify this philosophical approach, I refer to examples from modern football coaching that illustrate how they play themselves and their team into certain thoughts, not the other way around. More specifically, I refer to the Danish national football coach Kasper Hjulmand and Jurgen Klopp, the Head coach of Liverpool Football Club.