I learned a new word this morning.
While reading all the accounts of the Penn State story I encountered the word shamateurism.
The basis of the word is shamateur. It means a person who is officially an amateur but gets paid. Get it? It’s a sham that they are an amateur.
The national attention paid to the penalties levied against Penn State is the best proof I’ve seen for handing them out in the first place. People are STILL talking more about the impact on Penn State than they are talking about the impact on the kids who were sexually and emotionally abused.
Here’s the lesson for today: Are you paying attention to the things that are truly important in life or to issues the media, popularity, society, greed or ignorance say are what you should be focusing on?