These three words have become an invitation for people the world over to unleash their every thought and opinion. I seem to have this incurable problem of always having to read the comments section whether on news sites, blogs, facebook and even trends on twitter. I’m always so interested to read people’s thoughts because I think it usually says much about the individual whether or not they realise it. This incessant need to be right and in some cases to just be rude really intrigues me every time. Countless usually faceless people criticising the way people look as if you could magically change your physical appearance. Does it really hurt that much to say something positive or just say nothing at all? Apparently not because it seems the quickest way to get noticed these days on social networks is to say mean and outrageous things. This usually means picking on defenceless people and in my opinion this is where the bullies and bullying should be curbed.
Obviously I love having my say and having a blog allows me to do that. After blogging for two years I can honestly say that this week was the first time I could not and would not give a public opinion of a headline which had the whole world talking, judging and even passing sentence. Yes! I have an opinion and I’m waiting to have my say but this time I’ll just sit it out. After all opinion has never counted as fact not as far as I know anyway. Oscar Pistorius deserves his day in court in this case I think I’ll let the courts decide.
Fact: A young woman has lost her life in the most tragic of circumstances. Rest in peace Reeva Steenkamp!
Last night the world stopped to watch as an overly charismatic Usain Bolt of Jamaica took to the starting blocks at the London Olympics for the men’s 100m final. While he happens to be the fastest man in the world (for now!) over 100m I’m not entirely sure that his overly dramatic antics are necessary at the start of the race. Surely he should conserve some of that energy for his winning celebration. I think it would also do him well to realise that no athlete is unbeatable and surely his day will come and all of his shenanigans will seem ever so slightly over the top.
Step forward Ryan Bailey of the united states of America he could teach Bolt a thing or two. Though he managed to finish 5th in that sprint off he immediately started trending on Twitter not only because he was the most beautiful man I’ve ever seen on the 100m starting blocks but because he didn’t use the introduction of the athletes to the crowd as a personal stage and to show off like a teenager in a fast car! Cool, calm and collected and perhaps that is the kind of behaviour I expect from a world renowned athlete not behaviour fit for a wrestling match.
A new week begins at the Olympics after a rather spectacular weekend for the host nation who were collecting gold medals like seashells.
Oscar Pistorius of South Africa aka the blade runner won the hearts of many as he took on able-bodied athletes in an attempt to contest the 400m finals. Though he didn’t qualify for the finals he certainly was a wonderful reminder that different doesn’t necessarily mean incapable and that is what the Olympics should be all about.