When it comes to disagreements with your fellow man, there’s often a right way and a wrong way to handle things. For example, punching your neighbor’s lights out for failing to come to your block party is not the right way to handle the situation.
Instead, a calm, polite discussion geared toward getting to the root of the lack of attendance and assuring that you yourself did nothing to contribute to the matter is a sure fire way to solve the problem and preserve the friendship.
Another glaring example of how not to handle conflict is what the Philadelphia Eagles decided to do after being disinvited to the White House by President Trump.
They decided to cancel events they were to hold for DC area children. Not cool.
The NFLPA announced via Twitter that they were canceling “several player-led community service events for young people in the Washington, DC area.” They continued by saying, “NFL players love their country, support our troops, give back to their communities and strive to make America a better place.”
— NFLPA (@NFLPA) June 5, 2018
Tom Joyce sums up nicely why this is a horrifically stupid move on behalf of the Eagles:
There is a major problem here. The player’s union decided they were not going to give back to impoverished children in Washington, D.C., just because of their dispute over the national anthem with Trump.
That’s an immature move by the union; they are taking out their frustrations on children who have nothing to do with the feud. If the players wanted to give back, as the statement reads, then they could still give back. In fact, with the White House celebration canceled, they have even more time to give back. There is no law that says they have to meet with the president in order to give back to the community in which he resides.
Plus, if these players truly cared about helping the black community, working with children in a city like Washington, D.C., which is nearly half African-American, would be a perfect opportunity.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is what happens when you over-politicize things and turn everything into some sort of crusade for moral righteousness, which conveniently lines up with your own personal worldview rather than what equals true righteousness, i.e., the Word of God.
If the Eagles want to be viewed as a team with class, they better look into changing their behavior and learning how to leave politics out of their work.
Source: Washington Examiner