A young boy dressed in a baseball uniform came to the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
“Are you a player?” asked the Rebbe.
“No” said the child, “I was there as a fan, to cheer my team.”
The Rebbe continued “If the score is 7 to 0, can a player on the team that is losing leave, even before the game is over?”
“No, of course not,” the boy said, “he’s still in middle of the game.”
“But a spectator can leave if he wants to, right?” the Rebbe asked.
The boy nodded.
“In life,” the Rebbe looked the boy in the eye, “try not to be a spectator, who can simply get up and walk away when things look like they aren’t going your way: try to be a player, in it until the end, knowing that it’s your responsibility to try to make a difference!”
~ R’ Moshe Weinberger