I spotted a huge "teaching moment" while listening to Lance Armstrong's controversial confessions to Oprah the other night.
Our faculty spend endless hours searching for ways to teach today's college students about honor and integrity, about the importance of embracing an honor system that abhors lying, cheating and stealing. Armstrong is the latest poster boy for dishonorable behavior.
Lance now has the opportunity to become a powerful advocate for change. For all his faults, he has been a tremendous leader in the fight against cancer. He's not a despicable person and I'd love to see him channel his positive energy into a new cause.
If Lance Armstrong truly wants to reinvent himself -- with any hope of rebuilding public trust in the process -- this time he needs to apply himself to a worthy cause while demonstrating he's motivated by something beyond self-interest.
As the world watched Lance Armstrong finally admit that he had repeatedly used banned substances to fuel his unparalleled Tour de France wins, many were left with a pervasive, nagging, "Why?"
If you wonder what the deal with Lance is about, just look back at those bank CEOs, and what they did to millions of people. They cheated, they got outed, they got caught, and then they tried to pretend that they were victims.
As I watched Armstrong confess his sins, I saw a child of divorce.
The stakes are higher now than most people realize because this latest fall from grace further deteriorates belief in the American Dream.
Lance Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France winner who admitted during a recent TV interview with Oprah Winfrey that he had taken performance-enhan...
Livestrong will survive and thrive. The millions and millions of cancer survivors and caregivers globally will also thrive because thrive is what we do. But Armstrong's children deserve more than anyone in this entire story.
My goodness, we have such huge budget deficits, say the deficit hawks and bond vigilantes (who sing the same basic tune). Because deficits continue to grow, inflation is just around the corner. This means their thinking is even scarier.
I never really cared for Lance. Sure, I was amazed at his performance, but the arrogance he displayed was distasteful and when he went after Greg LeMond with such vehemence, I lost what little respect I had for him.
Lance Armstrong admitted that he might have cheated to win a few bicycle races. Meanwhile, the LIVESTRONG brand he created is being tarnished, the nam...
Is there really one person who can depict it all without contending with their fallible human vulnerabilities? There must be a healthier way to believe in heroism all together.
Lance Armstrong did show some nerves, but very little sadness -- which is the emotion he should have been feeling if he was truly sorry for his cheating and lying. He also showed anger at the accusations, and defiance, which leads me to believe that he still thinks he was justified.
All the medals in the world can't offer relief to a heart burdened by deceit. Use Lance Armstrong's story to initiate age-appropriate discussions with your children about what winning really means: trying your best, staying true to your values and honoring those who believe in you.