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.