Which is morally worse: taking performance enhancing drugs in a sport riddled with such behavior … or spending gobs of public money to take down a figure that has given millions of cancer patients hope?

I guess I still don’t really know how to feel about the Lance Armstrong stuff. Yep, he seems like a bit of a bad apple. Yep, he totally took drugs, cheated, and pressured others to do so. Though those guys are smart – I mean, they were all willing adults. They wanted the same things or they wouldn’t have been scared to be booted off the team. Regardless, there are lots of people that finished mere seconds behind these guys. Those other teams probably weren’t doing anything illegal though. Cha.

No, but really. I wish they could have just secretly pulled Lance’s titles, money and sponsorship. I would be lying if I said that I didn’t think about and draw strength from the idea of Lance during my treatment … and I wasn’t hanging on for dear life. I read his book twice over the last year. It is so sad that the general population that is dealing with cancer has this tainted view of him now. Ug. I want those kids to just be able to think about how they want to be like Lance and then be inspired to pull through all of the crappy stuff they have to pull through.

Anyhow, what’s done is done. There’s that. I think it is time for ol Armstrong to just come out with it all. Maybe then people would still look to him for a source of strength. Meh. I dunno.

Mindful Creative // October 28, 2012