Saturday, September 29, 2012
I'm Better Than You. Now What?
This comment, which you can read here, came 4 months after our adventure, and I will admit when I first read it I was seething. My first reaction was Fuck You! How dare you step all over us like that with a self promoting comment. As you can see I did respond in a less aggressive manner and now that I have had time to properly digest, I realize I wasn’t really angry.
I am disappointed. My frustration lies in the fact that there are people not only in our sport, but our culture, who find joy somehow in calling out their accomplishments at the belittlement of others. Don’t get me wrong. I love sarcasm. I have been the butt of many jokes and have been known to throw around a disparaging remark or two. Who is to say however, that one success is any greater than another, especially in a sport of individual achievement. Is one person’s PR more difficult to achieve than another. Since we are all different, and every day is different I say no. Your best is all you’ve got and if you give it, you have hit your top level of achievement. I am not looking for a pity party here. I am not suggesting every team in little league should get a trophy just for participating either (that’s another topic). I am saying it would be a good thing if people could be happy for others in whatever they do and for once not put their accomplishments in front of another’s as a mechanism for self gratification. In other words “Get a life”. Ok, maybe I am a little angry.
Anyway, I meant it when I congratulated Cheryl on her accomplishment. Cheers to everyone out there and your accomplishments. I don’t care if you go faster, slower, shorter or longer. JUST GO and give it all you got!
Peace and Have A Great Day