Like most other people in the world, or at least I assume so, I have been obsessed with the Olympics. For the past week, it is pretty much all I talk about and all I have thought about. I think that my productivity at work has probably gone down about 75% because we have a t.v. in the office and we have the Olympics on all day. If I am not watching the games, then I am looking up and reading everything I can find online. The summer Olympics are by far my favorite. Have you been watching it non stop too?
Watching the in depth stories, seeing them in commercials, watching them shed tears of joy makes my heart melt. The purity of their excitement after winning the race makes me smile, and seeing the raw emotion of their disappointment sends me to the verge of tears.
But a friend referenced an article on ESPN that P looked up online this weekend and shared with me. Call me naive, but I like to picture the athletes as good, wholesome, and moral men and women. I pictured the athletes as people so dedicated to their craft and so devoted to their sports that they would let nothing distract them, and they would spur each other onward.
Well, I am stupid, and that idealism came crashing down this weekend. I read this article.
Disgusted, disappointed, and any respect I had for some of these athletes is gone. My bubble has been burst.
Did you see this article? What do you think about all of this?