I recently read an article that could have been great, but took a wrong turn and missed the point. It should have been an article about online shaming and the harm it does to its targets. Had the author left the point there, I would have stood in total agreement. Belittling others in public forums and social media rarely changes a situation for the better. But what made me bristle was the author’s assertion that publicly calling out runners who cheat during races is worse than the actual cheating itself. In fact, she goes so far as to ask the question, “Does it really matter?” referring to cheating in general.
Well, you can probably guess where I stand on that. In case you’re unsure, click on the link below to read my thoughts about this.