Monday, October 08, 2007

Fear of Embarrassment

I was watching ESPN this morning while eating breakfast and they were talking about the New York Yankees and their win over the Cleveland Indians yesterday to make the series 2-1 in favor of the Indians. The commentators were interviewing a sportswriter from New York and he said that the "word" was that if the Yankees lose this series, George Steinbrenner (the Yankees owner) would fire the Yankees manager, Joe Torre.

He went on to say that George does not like being embarrassed and that someone would pay for that embarrassment--namely Joe Torre.

My initial reaction was to be appalled at George Steinbrenner. How he can he hate to be embarrassed so much that he would fire someone over it?

Then God reminded of all the times in my life where I have done something out of fear of embarrassment rather than doing what was right.

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