Letter: Make a difference

The latest NFL issue is ridiculous. The Houston Texans’ owner said, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.” If he would have said, “We can’t have the tail wagging the dog,” we would have had PETA fussing that dogs are being inappropriately described. The complain-and-cry-about-everything mentality that exists today has gotten out of control.

 

Hospitals have policies against employees smoking on the campus, even though they have designated areas for patients to smoke on the campus. Employees know if they don’t like the policy, they are free to go seek employment elsewhere. There are no headlines or massive protests of unfair treatment of smokers.

If these football players want to really make a difference, take the massive amounts of money you make and build community centers in poor neighborhoods. Get involved with youth programs that haven’t been arranged for you by your team or the league. Do something good when the camera isn’t on, because it is the right thing to do, not because it gives you good PR.

There are many players that recognize they have been blessed and do many great things in their communities with little-to-no fanfare or recognition.

That’s because of how they were raised, their faith and their desire/commitment to give back to those less fortunate. These kinds of people unify communities.

Everybody can do things. Volunteer as a youth coach or at a community center, or at a shelter for the homeless or abused. Go spend time with lonely seniors or vets. Do something to make a difference, not cause one.

T.J. Midla

Grovetown

 

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