It is my claim that all professional athletes are overpaid because they do not offer society an essential function that improves or enhances our world in comparison to other professionals such as medical doctors, lawyers, and teachers.
Society does not value entertainment enough to warrant such high salaries such as those of many professional athletes.
This is true, but it is what goes along with the job.
I would be prod if I knew that billions and billions of young impressionable children wanted to be just like me.
Posted in On This Day, tagged Alexander Mc Queen, Apartheid, Battle of Badr, Dalai Lama, Franklin D Roosevelt, Gary Sinise, Gottlieb Daimler, Kurt Russell, Ludendorff Bridge, Movement for the restoration of the Ten Commandments of God, Muhammad, Nat Kin Cole, National Gallery of Art, Patrick Duffy, Referendum to end apartheid, Rob Low, Rudolf Nureyev, St Patrick, St Patrick's Day, Steven Pienaar, Tenzin Gyatso on March 17, 2012| Leave a Comment » ) is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March, commemorating Saint Patrick (AD 387– AD 461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland ?
The day is generally characterised by the attendance of church services,wearing of green attire and the lifting of Lenten restrictions on eating, and drinking alcohol, which is often proscribed during the rest of the season.
You should not have to be paid to be a role model, there is no reason that one should be negative, commit crimes, and do “bad” things regardless of you being an athlete or not.
It should be an honor to be praised and loved by billions, this is why I feel the reasoning of the professional athletes that demand higher wages are illegitimate.
Roosevelt, in 1945 the Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany collapses, ten days after its capture, in 1959 Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India, in 1992 A referendum to end apartheid in South Africa is passed 68.7% to 31.2% and in 2000 more than 800 members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God die in what is considered to be a mass murder and suicide, orchestrated by leaders of the cult.
Some birthdays you may want to remember on this day are Gottlieb Daimler, German engineer and inventor (1834-1900), Nat King Cole, American singer (1919-1965), Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (1938-1993), Patrick Duffy, American actor (1949), Kurt Russell, American actor (1951), Gary Sinise, American actor (1955), Rob Lowe, American actor (1964), Alexander Mc Queen, British fashion designer (1969-2010) and Steven Pienaar, South African footballer (1982). Why not colour it green and join in the festive celebration of Saint Patrick? For more information about historic events on this day, please go here. Oh, you might not even know what I’m talking about… The subject came up in a conversation at work this afternoon, old TV-series, and we started in on some socially acceptable oldies like ‘Twin Peaks’, ‘Friends’, ‘Gilmore Girls’ and ‘Sex In The City’.