Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tis The Season To Be Jolly . . .Can't Believe How Mean People Are!

Two events that occurred this week just sicken me. One was during the Browns game last Sunday when Derek Anderson, the quarterback got hurt. Fans actually cheered! This is just so mean and I hate that our fans would do such a mean thing. I guess I just feel bad for Derek Anderson because he's struggling so much this year and trying, I'm sure to do well and give his best. It's just so sad the fans don't seem to appreciate it. On the TV, I didn't hear such cheering that I recall but read about it the next day in the paper. My guess is it was only one section maybe, that even that is too many! This is an embarrassment to our city and our fans. Don't people realize players have feelings and families too?

The other event that really got me upset was to read about the New York WalMart 24 yr. old employee who was trampled to death by shoppers motivated by greed and selfishness on Black Friday. When WalMart opened the doors, the crowd of people just pushed in all at once and trampled right over an employee. Then, to prove they had no sensitivity whatever, when the store tried to close, they would leave and just kept shopping!

These two incidents involved bad crowd behavior, but there is one more incident of plain meanness that resulted in a teen's suicide. A middle-aged woman played a mean trick on a girl through My Space, making her believe a boy liked her and then was nasty to her. The "boy" was just a fake profile created by this woman! The girl was so upset she took her own life! (I'd say this girl overreacted and wasn't too stable to start with, but that's not the point.) I saw a little about this in the newspaper, but found more on a blog at "What's On My Mind Today"--Cyber Bully Convicted But Is It Enough?

I know people can be cruel and wicked but it still saddens me greatly when I hear about these things. Jeremiah 17:9 says "The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. Who can know it?" People need the Lord who is the only one who can change people's hearts. I look forward to the day when Jesus reigns on earth for 1,000 years according to Revelation and then eternity in heaven without any more sin.


Mary said...

Amen sister...I don't understand these kind of actions but they too will have to answer for their actions one day on their knees before our Lord!

Jodi's Book Reviews said...

Thank you for coming to see us Karen. Our mom thinks your tops!

Daisy said...

I don't know why people have to be so mean. We love football and always cheer loudly for our team. But then I always feel bad for the team that is losing because they seem so sad.

The Silver Age Sara said...

I was so distressed to hear about the Walmart incident. I can't believe how callous a human being can be in pursuit of buying things. I have been sick about it because it reflects the worst of society at a time when our thoughts should be turning to the birth of Christ.
I knew about the Myspace incident and to think an adult would do that is unbelievable.
I think there are lots of sports fans for whom the word sportsmanship has no meaning.
But as bad as these incidents are, there are still many wonderful people in the world.

Anonymous said...

The only event I've heard about was the WalMart man dying. The others are just as awful. It is crazy how people act these days. I am thankful I am not one of them.

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