30 March 2011

"Yay" Us...Not "Boo" Them

Why is it that people feel like they need to knock the other side down in order to bolster themselves?  Giving politicians a pass (whether they deserve one or not) there's no need for it in sports, advertising or...well, life.

Researching women in computer science, I see a lot of the Men vs. Women attitude.  Who's better?  Are you kidding me?  Can't we all just get along?

Acknowledging that many men are damn good programmers doesn't take away the fact that many women are damn good, too.  Saying that University of Oregon Ducks ROCK as a football team doesn't mean that the OSU Beavers suck.

Here's my question.  Why is it that we have this inherent need to trash the opposing side?  In sports, isn't it a little more powerful to say that *they're* good, but *we're* still better?

1 comment:

  1. Good point. I've always like to acknowledge the other team after a match, whether my team has won or lost. It's just good sportsmanship. But you're right, I think it should work this way in politics too. Why should there just be a left and a right? Why can't both sides take what's good from each other and mould a coherent whole? No one ideology has ALL the correct answers, no matter how steadfastly you want to stick to it. It's about time that politicians realised that they're governing for EVERYONE, not just their own little patch.