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What is wrong with this world!


Day in and day out the news shows me things so morally wrong, so ethically disgusting, and so obviously (for lack of a better word) idiotic.  What is going on… Joe pa at Penn State, Occupy everything, the economy, politics, sex scandals, harassment allegations, the world is going NUTS!

Mob mentality, in its most simple definition, is being shown by Penn State as I type this.  Riots to SUPPORT a man who “should’ve done more” BUT didn’t! One person starts not being able to handle his/her anger leads to misguided attacks, this attack stimulates others in this once peaceful protest, this protest now becomes a riot.  America, Penn State, World…. GET A GRIP!  How morally wrong, how bad of a person do you have to be to say a man(one who KNEW about child sexual abuse and did nothing… that’s right, NOTHING) should be allowed to continue his career as an NCAA football coach when obviously he does not have the moral compass a human being should possess.  Yes, I admit, he’s human.  We, as humans, are not perfect.  We, as humans, make mistakes on a daily basis.  We, as humans, are the most imperfect beings on the planet.  However, we, as humans, are instilled with morality and ethics.  We, as humans, have something no other living thing on this planet has.  This thing, like I stated before, is morality.

There is so much wrong with this world.  Greed, Gluttony, Lust, Immorality, Envy, Pride, Envy… could it get worse?  The reasons these problems are existing right now in this world are due to a lack of compassion, caring and ethics, but also, it’s due to an overall sense of most people believing they are self-righteous and should have things given to them.  I am guilty of it, you are guilty of it, every person on this planet is guilty of self-righteous or selfish thoughts.  But, if you are in a national (even international) spotlight where people look up to you and see you as a powerful figure, you need to hold yourself with class and dignity.  Joe Paterno, did not and obviously cannot do this.  I don’t feel bad for Joe Paterno at all, he made his mistake, he knew he was making a mistake, he continued making a mistake, and to me, the magnitude of this mistake is unforgivable… the mistake he made is nothing more than a disgustingly selfish act by a man who cared about his career and his football team so much that he let illegal actions take place and he didn’t do anything about it.  Joe pa… hindsight is 20/20 for sure, and I’m glad you see that, but I learned morals and ethics as a child, I know right from wrong.  If this is something you did not learn until now, in your nearly 85 years of life on this planet, I can only say, WOW.  Now, as a community, as a sports community, as a human community, we have a few choices.  We can proceed as some Penn State students see fit and riot his “hasty and wrongful firing”, we can see this man as he truly is, a human being who made disgustingly immoral decisions to protect a friend and assistant coach of his, or simply forget about Penn State, Penn State football, Joe Paterno, and everything about College Park and just pray for and keep the 8 young boys who have been sexually harassed by Jerry Sandusky in this Penn State debacle in your thoughts.

Occupying everything is not going to fix things.  Occupying wall street, occupying Oakland, occupying Orlando, and occupying random cities everywhere is not going to bring our country out of recession, it’s not going to do a thing.  The reason I say this is solely because, you “occupiers” as a whole do not know what you are protesting.  Everyone is protesting something different.  Talk to the majority of anyone occupying somewhere, then talk to the person standing next to them, I bet you will actually see something quite humorous… confusion between 2 “occupiers” within feet of each other.  How about we try this. Stop thinking you DESERVE things, and WORK for them.  Stop blaming others for misfortunes your own actions have caused.  Stop occupying places with a “cause” you can’t even define as a group.  Stop complaining.  Stop being stupid America.  Enough is enough.  It is time for each person to take responsibility for your life!  Take responsibility for your decisions and actions, but most of all, if you cannot take responsibility for your own life and what it has become at least have the courage to say that.  But seriously, STOP OCCUPYING CITIES AND GO FIND A JOB! There are plenty of jobs, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Wal-mart, K-mart, Burger King, Publix… the list goes on and on and on and on and on.  You are NOT too good for these jobs, you, as an American citizen, should be instilled with a spirit of hard work, the spirit of our Fore Fathers.  Work for what you want, fight for what you want, but seriously stop pointing fingers at others to sweep your own bad decisions and mistakes under the rug. It’s time to take responsibility for your lives.  It’s time to get back to work.  It is time to fix this world that is becoming nothing more than an immoral and unethical breeding ground for so many people.

Followers, readers of mine, if you know me or read my posts normally, you know I am not usually one to post about current events going on, politics, or anything that may cause uproar.  But this is my call to you!  Make a difference!  Fight for what you want!  Let me say this again, fight for what YOU want!  Take the road less traveled and begin to make and live with the decisions humans must make daily.  Let’s start fixing the world by fixing ourselves first.  Morality and ethics are 2 things that could begin to make this downward spiral our planet is in start to turn upright.  Look at yourselves in the mirror, seriously look.  If you can realize all the good things in your life rather than focusing on the negative, the world will become brighter and the world will become a better place with time.  It’s up to us, this is our world, this is our planet, we are all one human family, make ethical choices, make good decisions, take responsibility for your life, work for what you want and need, but most importantly

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

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Fighting


Fighting for what you want or what you believe in is one of the hardest things to do in a lifetime. Facing opposition at every turn, every decision you make being harder, and every inch you go there is a margin of error that cannot be escaped. You can’t say it any better than Al Pacino’s speech in Any Given Sunday, “Either we heal now,… or we crumble. Inch by inch, play by play, until we’re finished. We’re in hell right now, we can stay here and get the crap beat out of us, or we can fight our way back, into the light.” It’s fighting for what you want in life that keeps you going, fighting for what you are destined to do. If you can’t look yourself in the mirror and see someone who you know will fight for every inch that he wants, you need to dig deep inside yourself. Digging and pulling up every ounce of motivation and determination you can find is what life is about. “Life is a game of inches, one half step too late or too early you don’t quite make it, one half second too slow or too fast, you don’t quite catch it.”

How do you go through life knowing that at every decision and every move there is a potential for mistake? You go through it like everyone else. Even the most amazing people in the world have made mistakes at one point or another. It was their will-power and determination that kept them fighting for every inch. Life is a battle, it’s a war that must be fought every day. Whether it’s something you’re trying to fight out in your career, in your relationships, or in yourself. It’s a battle that can be won over time. What is it I’m talking about? That’s your call. It can be anything, sports, relationships, classes, career choices, financial hardship, you name it, there’s a battle to be fought. But, “It’s the guy who’s willing to die who’s gonna win that inch.” No stronger words have been said than that. If you want something so bad that you’re willing to give up anything and everything else for that one thing, absolutely no one can stop you. As human beings we are programmed to do great things, each and every one of us are destined to do something to make an impact somewhere. It’s our choice to reach that destiny. It’s seeing what’s around you, the people all around you, helping you and pushing you. The pathway you choose, the destiny you have, that is your war, your battle. Fighting for every inch you want or desire is what life is. The harder you fight and the more you give into everything you do is what will define you as a person. Making wrong choices or wrong decisions is a part of everyone’s life. Building on those mistakes through tenacity and motivation to become the strongest person you can be is what everyone should fight for. Life is a pathway of hardship mixed with tenacity. What will win? No one can make that choice but you. Any fear can be overcome. Any battle can be won. Any villain can be conquered. How hard are you willing to fight? How hard are you willing to push? How much are you willing to give up? No matter what the answer, there’s a path. A path you form to your ultimate destination. Now it’s up to you to fight for every inch you want, every inch in front of you. Forget about the past and dig in, claw your way towards your goal and achieve it. It’s up to each and every one of us to figure out what you’re going to do. So, what will you do?

-Eric Welter

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