Special Life Lesson of the Week 2 of March 2011 ~ Put Yourself In Their Shoes

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Special Life Lesson of the Week 2 of March 2011 ~ Put Yourself In Their Shoes

This week I became fired up by the heat The Miami Heat was receiving over a statement their coach made. Coach Spoelstra made a post-game comment claiming that some players were crying in the locker room because of their recent loss. Overnight the statement became the number one topic of discussion. Even distracting some people from the antics of Charlie Sheen. Many of the comments criticized The Heat players for crying over a basketball game and they were even called soft. Most of the comments were from other athletes; which I thought would have understood how emotional sports can be. Personally, I don’t understand the issue with a grown man crying in any emotional situation. Athletes poor their blood, sweat, energy, time, thoughts, and emotions into each game and for the preparation of each game. With all that how can we expect them to be stone cold after an emotional game. In situations like this it is best for everyone to put themselves in the same situation and really think about how it would feel to have everyone judging and commenting on an already emotional moment. We all need to reflect that way before we offer our thoughts and opinions on a situation. Life is unpredictable and you never know when it will be your turn in the hot seat. Think about how you would want to be treated if and when that day comes.

Special Life Lesson for Week 1 of March 2011 ~ Social Networking Isn’t The Problem

Special Life Lesson for Week 1 of March 2011 ~ Social Networking Isn’t The Problem

written by: Jameka Murphy
inspired by: life

Earlier this week I read a horrifying article about two Brooklyn natives; one young lady killed the other after an argument that began on Facebook. The title of the article made me believe that without Facebook the murder would not have occurred. Although, the discussion started on Facebook the young ladies were friends who sometimes stayed together. They were bound to see each other and their petty disagreement over $20 would have eventually played out. Earlier this week, I read an article that blamed social networking for the escalation of the minor beef between R&B divas Ciara and Rihanna. In case you missed the brief spat began over a commented Ciara made about Ri-Ri while appearing on the Style Network’s Fashion Police. Although the show was supposed to focus the fashion hits and misses of The Grammys, Ciara took that time to explain how she had been recently treated rudely by the rival diva. Joan Rivers, the show’s outspoken host added that Rihanna was a bitch. Ci-Ci didn’t co-sign but she did not object either. A few hours later Rihanna voiced her sarcastic thoughts about the evening on Twitter. The ladies went back and forth with a few harmless yet funny jabs but being that the whole world was privy to what was said the incident was made bigger than it really was. The next day the two made up via Twitter after Rihanna, who probably thought about her actions overnight, admitted to Ciara that she was genuinely hurt and apologized. Soon after, Ci-Ci returned an apology to Rihanna and added that she should meet in person. This was just one of many beefs that have taken place on a social network. When these beefs erupted between celebrities fans do tend to pump up the disagreements; nevertheless, social networking can not be held accountable for the actions of human beings. Social networking is extremely popular and just as other popular things the scrutiny has begun for social networking. Facebook and Twitter are being blamed for all types of trifling behavior. The truth is people are going to hate on each other, argue, flirt, cheat, and be disrespectful with or without social networking. It’s all about the person behind the profile. If you are a cheater you will use social networking to cheat and if you are a trouble maker you use social networking to do what you do. The evil is not in Facebook, Twitter, BBM, or any other social networking site but in the people.