By John Kanelis / email@example.com
Simone Biles’s critics are terribly quick to condemn the iconic gymnast’s decision to bow out of the Olympics team competition, contending that she “quit on her team.”
Hmm. Well, let’s ponder something for a moment. Shall we?
Suppose Biles had decided that her mental and emotional issues were no big deal and she competed in the team competition. Then she tanked terribly. Suppose a horrible performance would have cost her team a chance at any medal, let alone the gold medal.
By stepping aside, Simone Biles not only didn’t quit on her team, she well might have enhanced its medal prospects simply by being there to cheer her friends on.
Did she “quit” on her teammates? No … way!
Here’s a thought. Let’s just give this courageous young woman the space she needs to deal head-on with whatever is troubling her.