Football is a "game of inches."
So is life.
Did you ever count up the number of times you were "almost killed?
I psychiatrist I knew told me a of a young boy who was obsessed by death.
"What are you afraid of?" asked the psychiatrist.
"Being hit by lightning," said the boy.
"But that is a only a one in a million chance," said the psychiatrist.
"But one is a number," said the boy.
Add up all the chances of cancer, stroke, renal failure, liver damage, death by fire and flood, death by by lightning and they add up to: