Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Deceit

I recently read a post on Read My Mind today about some of the controversy and deceit going on in Beijing. I don't normally keep up on "newsy" stuff but have been watching the events religiously.

Now, I don't typically let myself get too riled up by things like this. If I did, I'd spend all my time coiled tighter than a rattlesnake because there's a lot of deceit going on in the world. Just look at politicians and government (ANY government). I just can't spend my time worrying about what's truth vs. what's a lie. I'd go gray in my thirties!

As I read about the little girl who lip synced and a few other what I consider pretty trivial other things done (fireworks, etc.), it made me remember all the controversy surrounding the olympics here in Salt Lake in 2002. We were in the hub of it so we heard everything, and there was a lot (do you remember the bribery scandal?)

Anyway, so I'm getting to my point...and aren't you glad? I think a few trivial things are okay - just move on and forget. And this is my cavalier attitude for most trivial things but it makes me wonder if I had this attitude about all trivial things, those doing the deceiving would also become cavalier and deceive more and more until we could never be sure about a single thing. It's about what we are willing to accept.

So in terms of the outcries that occur when something trivial happens, I suppose I'm glad that there is such intolerance. It keeps dishonesty somewhat in check.

7 backward glances:

Aislinn said...

Interesting thought, Amy. I agree with you! It's good to have some of cry out against these things. I think I'm in your boat too. I don't find it a big deal, but if we all felt like that then it would really get out of hand!

... To the Beat of My Own Drum said...

Well, you definitely bring up a serious point. What is reality and what is not? Can we no longer trust our eyes? This is a serious step towards a spoon fed society, where the lines of truth are blurred. It's a slippery slope and we do not or should not go there.

Rachel said...

The media loves to dig up dirt, any dirt. I guess its a good thing, but they also seem to focus too much on the negative. I'd rather hear 5% bad news 95% good news. yes, I like to see the world with rose colored glasses :)

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Heidi Sue said...

I agree! I was shocked when I found out that they didn't think the little girl that sang the song was pretty enough. I was kind of upset about that.

Self Defense Rob said...

The Olympics always seem to be magnet for controversy and deceit. If it isn't the age of the Chinese gymnasts or an opposing coach protesting Phelps winning a event by 0.01 seconds, something else would end up causing issues.

Can't we all just get along?

Regina said...

I didn't watch the Olympics this year. China had too much going on that I didn't agree with or like but I have kept up on all of the news and am not surprised at too young athletes, singer not pretty enough, millions made homeless so that their homes/shantys could be bulldozed to build up Olympic village, Joey Cheeks passport being taken barring him from going to Beijing or the numerous violent deaths related to the Olympics. China is a mega conglomerate whose money usually buys what ever it wants...