Friday, October 16, 2009

Treat People The Way You Want To Be Treated

There is an old adage that says: "Treat people the way you want to be treated." It is sound advice for all aspects of our lives. Throughout our entire lives we will come in contact with all sorts of people. And you never know how your actions will impact a person when you cross paths.

Whether it be good or bad, the way we treat others says alot about us. It doesn't matter if you are a big time NASCAR driver or just the average citizen on the street. If you treat others with respect then you will receive respect back. But if you push your way through life, then others will push back.

Resistance mets with resistance. While respect mets with respect.

Often times in life people with a little experience or age, deserves to receive respect from the younger generation. And while I agree that they do deserve respect for their years of experience and life lessons. Too often times, this respect is demanded. Instead of demanding that respect it is best to receive it through your actions.

Now while I do respect my elders and I do want to be respected by the younger generation, I do not expect it or demand it, without giving them a reason to respect me.

This takes me to Greg Biffle and Joey Logano. These two drivers seem to be developing a rivalry that will test the level of respect that each has for each other and the other drivers on the track.

It is always good to see a good rivalry. That is what we as fans love to see. Two drivers battling on and off the track. It is what brings the human side of NASCAR to the level of the fans.

But what Greg Biffle is doing is just plain wrong. You don't get respect from a younger driver, by saying over your radio that you are going to put him into the wall and then doing it. They causes that younger driver to distrust you and you develop the ruptation of being a dirty driver. Now I don't think Biffle is a dirty driver, but he is doing things that will give him that reputation.

Logano is young. He is expected to make rookie mistakes. That is why NASCAR puts a yellow strip of tape on the back of his car, to remind the veteran drivers that he is a rookie. And that he likely will make a rookie mistake. So be alert.

But Biffle is the veteran here. He is the one who should be playing the part of a role model to Joey. Biffle is the best one to show any driver how he wants to be raced around. By racing the other driver the way he wants to be raced.

This goes back to the old adage, "Treat others like you want to be treated." Just some sage advice from an older person , Me to the young kid, Biffle.


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  2. Bifle is a little cocky here lately, isn't he?

  3. I guess you mand me are on the same about this as of Frevr3fan comments. I didn't get to see the race so I am in the dark to how bad or was it be tween Joey and Biffle to gwet him so mad at Joey.

    This is just as bad as NASCAR telling Brad K not to drive hard around chase drivers,, which is just so bad for nascar to hear them telling a driver this.

    Like you say treat one as you want them to treat you.


  4. Biffle does seem to be a bit cocky here lately. Not that he wasn't before, but he does seem to be alot more so this year. Guess, he is feeling since he is one of the older guys on the track, he is going to demand that respect. He better think better of that one.

  5. We do seem to be on the same page with this one too. I didn't see it either, except the highlights. As a matter of fact, I didn't even realize anything had happened until NASCAR pulled Joey's dad's credentials last weekend.

  6. Jamie if Brad has his way, he will be racing around those chasers again tonight at Charlotte. He has already said he is planning on racing to win this race. Regardless of who is around him. Might see another warning by NASCAR to him, if he gets to racy. And that is the bad thing about this chase set up. The other guys race around on egg shells when the chase guys are around them. And when they do try to race them, NASCAR warns them about being so racy around the chasers.

    The other 31 guys can't win for NASCAR stopping their chances.

  7. Tsfan:

    That is a great saying that I also follow. But when it comes to racing, the Hot heads prevail and common sense goes out the window on both sides of experience. The race chase is a big gremlin destroying the excitement of 43 drivers hard sharging to win a race. Now it is regulated and fixed. I thought that only happened in horse racing.

  8. Sorry. I meant to say charging.