My random, incoherent thought of the day
The big news story of the day (well at least to me and a few hundred thousand other eagles fans) was the release of Linebacker Jeremiah Trotter. I could go the route taken by countless other individuals and try to analyze this decision and why I think it was a good decision or not but I really don’t really feel like doing that.
I would rather talk about something that Trotter touched on during his press conference. Its hard to put all your effort and to give something your very best but end up being short. All my life, I’ve heard that the sky is the limit and that nothing is impossible as long as you put your mind to it. Sometimes it feels like this is a lie told o little kids to make them try their very best. I don’t mean to sound pessimistic but I think you could try your very best but the actions of others can cause yours to come up just a little bit short sometimes. Jeremiah Trotter exemplifies this sentiment. He put his “110%” into everything and worked very hard this offseason in an effort to become a better player and contribute to the Philadelphia Eagles. However, he still came up short. Of course, age and injuries played a major factor in his situation which leads me to believe that you can try your very best but there are always outside circumstances beyond your control always coming into play.
Ill try to use another analogy. Lets say you have a girlfriend and you give her all you can give her. Basically, you try to be the best boyfriend in life. Most of the time, I would say that this is enough to stay with her. However, sometimes this is not enough. She might become attracted to someone else due to no fault of your own. This is sort of what I mean.
However, I will say that external forces should never be a barrier for someone to be lazy or to refuse to work hard. Trot knew that he was getting older and no knees but he still went out there and gave it his all. At the end of the day, thats all you can do, give it your all.