Re: So Tired of HUGE contracts... Athletes and
posted at 6/24/2013 5:13 AM EDT
Man, this could be a very long and heavy thread. And by heavy I mean deep and intense. I'm sure there are going to be more opinions on this then notches on Wilt Chamberlins bed post.
Why are contracts so big? Well we can thank ourselves the fans for that. As long as we continue to pump our money into the system they will continue to raise prices to go to games, memorabilia, watch on tv, etc. the more the league and owners make and of course the players aren't going to let the owners keep all that money to themselves. So thanks to me and all of you the contracts are big and will get bigger.
Now when we are talking about "this" I'm assuming you mean people being bad apples. Well, I have a belief on this but in the end my belief on this is flawed and I don't know how to fix in my mind the flawed part. Let me explain....
I believe people are born pre-wired at conception. Sure there are things that will help influence people to choose the right or wrong paths that they take in life but how much influence really affects a person to live a certain way their whole life and not just temporarily? Example, choosing to to get drunk is temporary, being an alcoholic is on going.
Now me and my siblings were all raised the same. Great family environment, same beliefs, same home, same rules, same teachings, same area of town, parents never divorced, yet all of us are different and have all chosen different paths at times in our lives. Why? we were all raised the same? Why didn't we all choose the same paths, make or not make the same mistakes?? Because I believe we are pre-wired at conception.
We see many examples of people who grew up and raised in broken homes, Fathers not around, Mothers working 3 jobs to make ends meet, bad neighborhoods, etc.. A lot of those people turn out to be great people, never get in trouble, great values, not a trouble maker, choose to stay away from gangs and drugs, they choose the right path. Then there are others who grew up the same exact way but they make all the mistakes. Gangs, drugs, no values, hard lives, nothing but trouble. Why? Pre-wired at conception.
How do you fix this? You don't. You can't. There is no getting away from this. We have to accept that there are going to be bad people in every area of life. Sports, work, everywhere. The only way to deal with this is have rules in place to deal with them when they do something wrong.
Okay, so if I haven't bored you to death and you are still reading this, here is where my belief is flawed. Normally I don't like to talk about politics or religion with people because everyone seems to have such strong beliefs in these two area's and discussions usually end up getting very heated (I'm now thinking about adding Patriots football to this list, hahaha) Anyways, I got into this same type of discussion with a good friend of mine. After I went through pretty much what I posted here about people being pre-wired at conception my friend hit me with this.... She said, You really think God would put people on earth to fail? We all have our free agency to choose to do whatever we want to do but do you really think God would put us here knowing we were going to fail? No he wouldn't! My mind was blown! She is right! So now my pre-wired at conception logic is flawed, assuming you believe in God, which I do. So if anyone has a good answer, please help me out here.
That's my two cents on this subject, I Look forward to reading others comments about OP's questions.
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