SVP, say it louder for the people in the back.
I don’t like talking about political beliefs or anything along those lines because 9 times out of 10 it ends with yourself being called an idiot, a racist, a bigot, a snowflake, or any other term that describes someone who doesn’t share the exact same beliefs as you. The world we live in is exhausting. A major reason its like this is because of fake outrage culture.
Now, I’m going to begin with the fact that I don’t have the right to tell you what you should and shouldn’t be offended by. Something might drive you crazy that I wouldn’t blink an eye to or vice versa. Having said that, there are people in this world, right this second, “offended” about something just so they can be “offended”.
It’s a borderline disease. Social media has made it so easy to be noticed, so easy to be heard, that everyone and their brother (some people will be offended that I didn’t say sister) can go out there, complain over stupid shit and play victim. Not only is this annoying but if you don’t agree with them then you are called names or made to feel like you’re an asshole. Don’t believe me?
This happened in round one of March Madness, or the most popular event going on at this very moment. For those who don’t follow basketball or sports, I’ll break it down as simple as I can. A coach was upset at a player for not doing something so he let him have it. If you’ve played sports, this happens (or at least it should). Sometimes an individual needs to be yelled at so a message is received. Not every time will there be a pat on the back and a go get ‘em.
After this happened, current and former teammates responded in saying there was nothing wrong about this, the coach did not apologize and the story ended- or at least it should have. Social media took this non-story and made it into some huge thing about “how we treat our players”. How a player shouldn’t be “treated like this” and how this is “unbelievable” and how this “should never happen”.
Can you imagine being upset about this? Can you imagine trying to make this into a story? How is this anybodies business other than the player and the coach? I was brought up under the impression that if I ever had a problem with a coach that it was my responsibility to fix it, not anyone else.
I can’t imagine being a coach in 2019. I remember a day where I wanted to coach hockey and now I wouldn’t even think about it. Is it even coaching? Think about it. If you make one decision that remotely offends a parent, literally anything, your ass is immediately on the chopping block. You can’t start a team full of players who will play your way because if you don’t allow everyone an equal opportunity to play on your team then you are doing something wrong. I don’t know when all of this began to happen but I wish we could go back and collectively put it to an end. I know SVP’s video lasts all of 2 minutes and 20 seconds, but I really hope everyone who reads this blog watches that video in its entirety. Stop being so pessimistic and hostile and worry about your own business.