The Olympics, as always, provided a great deal of entertainment outside of the actual competition.
One of those stories was about American swimmer Ryan Lochte and his buddies fabricated tale of being held up by a corrupt Rio, only to find out the whole thing was made up after being caught vandalizing a pubic washroom.
Hardly what the Olympic message is striving for.
But neither is corrupt officiating, doping, or ticket scalping.
The Ryan Lochte story is the under belly of sport that is a result of spoiling a kid in hopes of one day they become something out of the ordinary.
Putting all of your eggs in one basket, or outcome.
In the end, the best thing you can teach your kid, is not how to be great at a particular sport (or anything else for that matter) but to have character, as well as a dream.
It’s unfortunate despite 31 years of life training for perfection, it took public humiliation and the loss of some lucrative sponsorship deals for him to learn that…
Don’t let your kid make the same mistake.
I’m Scott Thompson.
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