We live in a world today where detractors gain more by their meanness to an individual than by praising their skill, ambition and ability to rise above the odds.
This morning after placing fourth and receiving dozens of nasty tweets the girl broke down and cried on The Today Show.
I was moved this morning watching Lolo. She came in fourth. Not a shameful place to be , but obviously a hard pill to swallow. She saw four years training to represent her country result in her ending in fourth place and the world becoming mean, nasty and cruel.
The admiration and pride should come with us knowing that Lolo Jones was on the team.
The New York Times article depicting Lolo Jones as a “profiteer of the merchandising of herself over her athletic prowess” is mean. It is 100% mean-spirited.
The two paragraphs that stand out the most are: