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(getting ready to delve into the “dirty secret” and expose the rotten bowls of hypocrisy)
What baffles me is that no sport psychologist ever even approached this rich set of data with unprejudiced eyes and made an effort to understand the intricacies underlying the construction of the athlete’s identity. Ready to judge and make decisions for us, who are denied any power over our own choices, destiny and even our LIVES, shallow minded imbeciles simply go over the fascinating fact that such people as passionate athletes may be ready to surrender their possible future in the name of a single, unique and perfect performance experience. And you didn’t even CARE to understand what it means to us…
“Scenario II: You are offered a banned performance-enhancing substance that conies with two guarantees: 1) You will not be caught. 2) You will win every competition you enter for the next five years, and then you will die from the side effects of the substance. Would you take it?
More than half the athletes said yes.”