I’m stuck on a Film question and need an explanation.
We love to tell stories about the amazing feats of our athletes, but we are also fascinated by them as people. Aristotle discusses the need for a person to be complete. Another famous philosopher Charles Barkley (yes, I am kidding) once famously asserted that he should not have the responsibility of being a role model. Do we expect too much from athletes? How does our understanding of “off the field” life affect our view of athletic heroes on the field? As Joanna Weiss asserts, does hero worshop blind us? Consider at least one of our our readings this week in your initial post that addresses the above questions.
The links are the two readings for this week.