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Oh, the cost of doing right

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“The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.” — Mark Twain

I sometimes wonder why it is so hard to do the right thing all the time. In reality, I think most people do the right thing most of the time, and it is only the rare occasion when a person fouls up — where they make the wrong choice or do the wrong thing — that they deem themselves failures.

I was thinking about that when the Seahawk-Packer game ended on what is suspected of being one of the worst calls in football history. It wasn’t that the call was wrong that bothers me (although I believe it was an unbelievably bad call — but referees are only human, and they are going to make mistakes, and operating under the review rules, they had no choice but to uphold the ruling on the field, as the call itself was not subject to review); what bothers me is that none of the Seahawk players or coaches challenged the bad call, in all fairness to their worthy opponents.

Why didn’t they? ...


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