Re: Excuses instead of Accountability for Big Mistakes
posted at 3/24/2013 3:16 PM EDT
Mistakes are made to be overcome, not marinated over time and time again until the subject isn't a roast anymore but just dead meat. How does that help anything or anyone?
Mistakes are made to become places of strength instead of continued weakness. Only if you keep breaking a bone over and over does it eventually become weaker at the mesh point. I double fractured my left arm wrestling ... it took a long time for it to heal completely. But now, that simple error in balance that cost me over a year of pain has been one of the strongest pair of bones I have.
Mistakes are to be measured as often as needed and then addressed with the proper measurement - applied and secured - to make things better. There is no need to complain if a house has had its counter tops miscut the first time or two if all else finally comes together, including the tops, to give one a solid place of existence. Only the sour pusses of life have to keep on saying, "do you know how many times I had to ...." Enjoy the blessing of the home, be glad you're not homeless ....
Mistakes made in the ethereal world of action and reaction, performance and injury are not exact sciences - at best they are decent hypotheses. It isn't the same as using one's slide rule to attain the exact measure and angle needed to lift an earthbound ship into a breakaway speed and make it a space ship. Building a baseball team is both good coaching, scouting, performance and fate, That round ball and extended splinter of wood are not made to be exacting tools like a t-square and level.
It becomes ridiculous to mope over those things that cannot be changed, whether one sees them as an error in judgment or just plain stupidity. We cannot change the year and a month that were last season plus. But to believe that we must somehow now exact some punishment over them is nuts. The punishment was living through them. The powers that be DID try to make ammends ... see the trade of the century and the release of Bobby V as evidence toward that as a start. A start.
It's time to live in the now. Time to forget what ever harm you have felt due to the past. We realize you were personally harmed to such a degree that you have become manic about it. See a counselor. Take out the old trash. Open the windows of your house and let out the stench you have made of your place in life … let the clean, fresh winds of spring blow. We all realize you have been traumatized and are very sad for you. None of us want you to suffer as deeply as you are. Find a way, a person, a mantra, a prayer that will help you turn away from that inner darkness and back to the marvelous smell of grass, cool but warming days, spring breezes and the shouts of players and fans alike.
PLAY! I say, PLAY BALL!!!! Stop the Inquisition. Let sleeping dogs lie and DIRT DOGS PLAY!!!!