Where is the Profit?….Posted: January 22, 2015
It seems as if opportunity is all around us. The main thing you need to be able to do is identify that it is there and you can grab it. It is important to note, not all opportunities’ are good, pure, and/or honest.
There are some that secretly do not want you to succeed, while others really are sincere and want you to soar. What happens when other people’s motives and ego get in the way or overshadow your success? What are you suppose to do?
Okay, let’s put everything on the table. Why is it that people may not want you to be successful? In fact they may feel that your ability to fail or show weakness may in fact increase their ability to succeed against you. That their ability to mess with you allows them to win the upper hand. Does that mean they are cheating? That they are able to attack your weakness and cut you down makes them …win?
Which brings me to wonder why the big deal of the Patriots and the deflated ball controversy.
The Patriots team is highlighted as one of the best teams in the league and many are extremely jealous of this team. They would like to have the ability to be them and in their attempt to be like them can cause them to appear to have bad behavior and throw stones.
I am a curious person and often ask questions, so, here goes, “Why bring up the deflated ball thing AFTER they blow out the other team?”
Yes, it was a real embarrassing loss and the ego of the team, players and fans were holding their heads. The loss seems to have motivated the controversy to take a dig at a team that dominated the game.
We all strive to be the best and to express that greatness. Many have called the coaching of Bill Belichick as incredible. You have heard it many times and many would have to agree, he is the best in the sport. But with all that greatness comes the other side of great loss. He has not made friends with the very people who praise him when he leads the team to a win. Wait…when he leads a whole community, fans, country etc to a win.
I ask, “When have you been attacked so profoundly and in such a public arena that no matter what you say, people are already judging you? Is it sportsmanlike to be so vicious or judgmental in your language of accusation that there is no accountability to the accuser?”
I guess what I am learning is that I can accuse someone, something, anything and if I have a media forum to report it that it is true. That it will blowup into a world wind of media frenzy and I come out smelling like a rose when maybe my intent is far from pure. If able I can start a small thing and blow it up so big that the media can only grab the sensational pieces of the accusations and report only what they know will keep people tuning back into the station which in turn brings revenue to them and the station.
So, then the issue turns into a profit for others. Again, everyone has their own agenda. Now a days everyone wants to be a winner, everyone wants to push their way over the top to be the first to tell, to show, to point to accuse and most importantly…PROFIT in money, status and in ego.
So, sitting here writing this I realize that so much here is wrong and it has nothing to do with a football, the Patriots or the NFL but has everything to do with how our society has shifted from being respectful to being downright vicious.
For example, no one talks about how the Patriots DOMINATED the game. That the other team had every opportunity to win but did not take advantage of doing so and that in every game there is a winner and a loser.
That’s football…..That’s life.