Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A certain ruthlessness

Oscar Pistorius is not the first sporting superstar to have fallen from grace in recent times. Nor is he likely to be the last. Child molestation, domestic violence, rape, murder, they’ve done it all. When caught, they feign remorse, but none appears genuinely contrite.
What drives them to it? Is it because you need a certain ruthlessness to be the very best in the world; and it is that ruthlessness leads you to care a damn about everyone else? If this is the stuff that our sporting heros are made of, I’m sure we are better off not hero-worshipping them?
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4 comments:

Diandra said...

I'd think all these things are way more common in society than we care to admit, and only if someone "famous" is involved we are forced to notice, because the media is all over it.

Tyrean Martinson said...

I have to agree with Diandra. Unfortunately these crimes against humanity are far more prevalent than we realize. The famous criminals are the ones we notice.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Boy this is so true...and so many of us turn our heads and give them praise!
Who is the "sick" one?
Hugs
SueAnn

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - One theory is that these sport figures are encouraged from early childhood to be aggressive. They are pampered and coddled too because of their talent. Little wonder they learn that anything they do will be forgiven and little wonder they learn to solve their problems with violence.

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