Boo-hooing booing? That’s a boo-boo
Sept. 27, 2012)
What’s next? A moratorium on foam-finger waving?
There’s little question that political correctness has permeated our world to a stifling degree. So much is considered off-limits these days I’m not even sure what I’m able to say to myself without insulting me.
A feel-good society sounds fine in theory, but it’s simply not realistic to expect a 24/7 trouble-free existence. Life is full of plot twists and turns, and all of us must be prepared to deal with unhappiness from time to time.
And there’s no special immunity granted to athletes and coaches in that regard. There is one difference between sports people and those of us outside their domain, however.
Vocal reactions aren’t a standard part of our workplaces. Sure, we might occasionally disagree with obstinate co-workers, mutter obscenities to witless supervisors under our breath or receive a managerial tongue-lashing for not working hard enough to ensure the next round of executive-level bonuses, but these things only happen periodically.
Then again, we also don’t get cheered for a job well done. So whoever revels in the good should be willing to also shoulder the bad.
But not in these touchy-feely times. Now, there’s no place for criticism, even if it’s warranted.