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#Sport, #Doping , Steroids
Being a professional sportsperson is far more attractive to youngsters than it did 15 years ago. Today there is so much money in being a professional through sponsors, endorsements, prize money, appearance fees etc. The pressures and expectations from the sponsor, coach, manager, club, province, country and many more is enormous.
So when I a set about the work I do to empower youngsters against the temptations that come in the professional sports arena these days in the forms of Steroids, drugs, money, sex, betting, match fixing etc, I wonder if I am swimming upstream and losing a huge battle.
Do you think there is hope?
In a very simple sentence an addict needs to reach rock bottom before change is made or a shift happens, but when an athlete gets caught doping, match fixing or cheating etc they don’t appear to see it as a consequence and for many no change happens. Agree or disagree?
#Athletes,#Addiction, #Consequences , #RockBottom ,#Cheating, #Doping ,#Matchfixing
This morning, the judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial will decide whether he will be admitted for psychiatric evaluation in a mental institution.
When asked to comment about the prosecution’s intention to file for a court order to have him undergo psychiatric evaluation, Oscar Pistorius revealed a part of himself that concerns me. He stated that it was ‘a joke’.
While I know that this comment has an interpersonal context of meaning that should be considered, the words ‘a joke’ tells a story about Oscar that suggests that he has absolutely no idea of the severity of the death of Reeva Steenkamp and the present situation that he finds himself in. I feel that his comment reflects little or no remorse, little or no respect for the legal process, and actually suggests that he believes that there is nothing wrong with him psychologically. This suggests delusional thinking and indicates…
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