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 Post subject: Should we even care
PostPosted: 03/06/10 04:07:23 PM 
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Should we care what sports figures do with there lives?

I was having this conversation the other day with a friend of mine.
And we both find it funny that people even waste there time with
this non sense. It pains me that kids and adults for that matter
look up to these sports figures as great people or role models.
I always had a favorite player to but changing how i see things
never applied to me, I beleive people get mixed up in the hype
and focuss on others lifestyles to avoid facing there own. So
what if these guys do steroids or cheat on there wives.
Is it right? no but were all human and we do make mistakes
I laugh when people go wow what a loser yet they have charges or
they do drugs. being in the lime light must be difficult but these
so called role models are just regular people with a shit load of money lol
How do you feel about cheatering athletes and how the news deals with it
i want to hear peoples opinions....

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 Post subject: Re: Should we even care
PostPosted: 03/13/10 08:14:54 PM 
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To answer your initial question... no.

It's a natural part of human society to discuss what's going on with other people. It's gossip, plain and simple. I mean, when you really break it down and look at it, don't people talk about what's going on with the people around them? If a high school principal who lived down the street from you cheated on his wife with a student, you're going to hear people in your community talking about it and it's going to be in some form of local news report. If some local sheriff was caught selling meth, you would hear local folks talking about it and it's going to be in some form of local news report.

Role models or not... with money or not... people will get talked about, period. But when it comes to famous people (actors, sports figures, etc.), it takes that talk to a much larger scale because millions know about it, not just a community. It's on national news, not just local news. I think people are people on any scale and hold no expectations for anyone, especially people I don't personally know. But because these celebrities faces and works are plastered all over the place, people tend to feel like they are a part of their everyday lives. In a sense, they are. So they are subject to scrutiny.

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 Post subject: Re: Should we even care
PostPosted: 03/17/10 02:48:56 AM 
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Nah, I don't think we should be that invested in anyone... let alone a sports star. They are just as human as the rest of us, if not more so. I say let em live. Of course, I'm a very hands-off type of person. As long as it doesn't directly affect me and mine, I'm good.

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 Post subject: Re: Should we even care
PostPosted: 03/18/10 11:47:12 AM 
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very good points. i just think we put them on a pedasal to much. but its true for the money they make we should be able to fuck with them for being so fuckin greedy haha

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 Post subject: Re: Should we even care
PostPosted: 03/18/10 06:42:26 PM 
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very good points. i just think we put them on a pedasal to much. but its true for the money they make we should be able to fuck with them for being so fuckin greedy haha


They're on a sort of pedestal because they become "icons" to people in the sense that they're something to aspire to be or be like. They are personified dreams, so to speak. For instance, Sarah wants to be a tennis player. Now... Sarah's dream may not be to play in Wimbledon. But more than likely, she will have a famous tennis player or two that she will try and model herself after (on and/or off the court). That tennis player, whomever they may be, becomes an icon placed on a pedestal. In that same vain, siblings, parents, pastors, teachers, etc. can be icons. They just have much less exposure... and money.

The ideal thing would be that getting all of that money would entice some of these people to be more responsible with themselves and their lives. But I'll follow that up with one of my favorite lyrics:

Phonte of Little Brother wrote:
Big fish in a little pond
Swimming 'round town thinking like we already stars
And they say that money change you, but money don't change you
It just makes you more of what you already are

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