I am so happy the Olympic opening ceremony is tonight. I love watching the Olympics and seeing all the young talent our country has. I particularly love the figure skating, skiing and snowboarding events. I just wish the backdrop of the Olympics wasn’t getting so much coverage and that all the athletes are treated respectfully and protected from harm’s way.
It would be absolutely horrible if some terrorist attack were to happen and the fact that this topic is even getting so much news really detracts from the underlying theme of the Olympics.
Another reason I am thrilled the Olympics are beginning is that maybe it will stop all the air time Justin Beiber and Philip Seymour Hoffman are getting, especially in New York. It is very sad that both of these men seemingly have (had) it all and are (were) hellbent on destroying their lives. Justin Beiber is heading down the same destructive path that Philip Seymour Hoffman walked down in his last few months of life and if Hoffman’s death can scare others into becoming sober and taming their addiction, maybe the air time will help. But if history repeats itself, there will just be more destructive behavior from celebrities.
I’m possibly more sensitive to this issue due to my current health situation, but when I see people throwing away their lives, when I would give anything to get my life back, it upsets me. I understand that these people have an illness, but just like we work at it every day, so must they.