All the world's a stage? Not anymore
"All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;"
"Up until Trump actually won...the entire country, including myself, due mostly to a liberal, ineffective media, thought that Hillary was a "shoo-in." Once this did NOT happen, all levels of crazy ensued! Everyone needs to "buck-up, buttercup" and deal with it. All of us lose! In fact, in life, we all lose way more than we win. The view only changes in "first" place. The rest of us are usually viewing the backside of at least one person! :) Winning is easy. The true reveal of character is in how we handle it when we lose."
("If you get good ratings, they'll cover you even if you have nothing to say" - Donald Trump) Who needs truth, ethical conduct, or even rules when the only thing that matters is winning or losing.
We see this in kid's sports often enough; coaches and parents shouting at children as they drive them toward victory with no regard about how that victory is achieved. Lie, cheat, steal, and do whatever it takes to win as long as you don't get caught - because winning is all that matters.
"My whole life is about winning. I don't lose often. I almost never lose."-Donald TrumpThe "American Political Title Fight" has been "won" and the world watches on in horror as
Americans appoint a man with little to no ethical standards to the highest office in the United States.
Maybe the old adage, "it's not about whether you win or lose, but how you play the game" means nothing anymore, but I fear we may discover in the coming years that there's more truth to that adage than we ever realized.
If the "true reveal of character is in how we handle it when we lose," then my question goes back to the runup of the "American Political Title Fight" wherein President-Elect Trump who, like many others thought he was going to lose - despite his denials of that fact now, is quoted at a Wisconsin rally saying "Remember, we are competing in a rigged election. They even want to try and rig the election at the polling booths, where so many cities are corrupt and voter fraud is all too common." What does this say about character? 'I don't think I'm going to win, so therefore the process is rigged,' and then after he wins, the tone changes. 'Oh, nevermind, it's not rigged, I won. It can't be rigged because I always win.'
"My whole life is about winning. I don't lose often. I almost never lose."-Donald Trump
The games are afoot and the American people, indeed, the world, may be the losers in this game.