Over the last couple of days, I have been spending some time with a very old friend from my college days. Hard to believe someone has been your friend for over 45 years. She was speaking quite strongly about professional sport and how they “chew the young athletes up and spit them out”. A little later, she was speaking the same way about talent shows.
Well said John. Sports, especially team sports, are great places to learn life lessons for youngsters. We have to protect the things that we hold dear and that build strong communities or they will be gone before we know it. Time for all of us to wake up and decide what we stand for.
Wonderful writing JT. Far from angry and upset, your contemplations are fully supportive of my own moral code . The commentaries that accompany my daily Bible Readings tell me there are hundreds of articulate substackers like you ,all trying to lead by example and the best example is expressed in the first 2 Commandments of God. These Commandments apply to every second of our lives and do involve TOUGH LOVE. SvG