My daughter has a bumper sticker on her car that says, "Mean People Suck." I always thought that was a crude but somewhat accurate assessment. Now, I believe it is an absolute truism.
We knew that things would "heat up" coming into Olympics. On our son's Facebook fan page, however, it has become a veritable firestorm.
One thing I must say: All the skaters who earned their way to Vancouver did it with great talent, training, dedication and desire. When we say that we respect all of them for the fine efforts they have put forth, we truly mean it. What we don't understand is why, when we mean something we say, some people choose to simply be MEAN!!
I am confused.
We are not the only parents who have sacrificed. Our skater is not the only one who has worked hard, dedicated himself to his sport and who hopes to do his absolute best in Vancouver next week. That is what Olympic sport is all about. What I don't understand is the need of someone to post ugly, derogatory and totally inflammatory posts when he or she knows it is 1) going to get buried on the page, or 2) get removed as lewd, litigious or libelous. What's the point?
With under 48 hours to go, we wish ALL athletes the absolute BEST. After all, that is what the Olympic ideal is all about, right?