Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had a number of actually good motivational anecdotes, and then he ran out of them and his gamers stopped listening to him. Carroll truthered the 9/11 attacks to a four-star basic. Carroll’s gamers began to marvel if he was maybe more Chauncey Gardiner than actual genius when he determined to not hand the ball to Marshawn Lynch on the aim line. (Remember that?) Carroll invited Jordan Peterson to talk to the crew. What I’m saying is, this, uh, proclamation by Carroll makes good sense in context.
Out of nowhere and seemingly in response to nothing, Carroll put out this, on what he calls “A New Empathy,” and I dare you to distill this into any declarative sentences.
What does this imply? What is that this? Is this about anthem protests one way or the other? Is this a multi-level advertising and marketing rip-off? Is Pete beginning a cult? Am I going to wish to get audited by a P-meter with a view to progress to increased Operating Petan ranges?
Most probably, that is simply one other manifestation of Executive Brain, the illness that finally comes for anybody who’s advised they’re a genius for too lengthy and resolve that they are objectively sensible, reasonably than any of the issues they’ve finished, subsequently the whole lot they do should sensible so right here’s 500 phrases on an idea I simply made up that I’m going to capitalize however not truly outline.
If there’s savvy right here it’s in fastidiously developing an announcement that’s bodily incapable of claiming something that may antagonize anybody. “These challenging times.” “Our leaders.” “Discord and division.” Like all coachspeak, it comes aside fully while you truly attempt to puzzle which means from it.
Empathy is nice! The world can be higher if individuals have been extra empathetic. I nonetheless don’t perceive how A New Empathy is any higher than common outdated empathy. Or what it’s. Maybe that is all only a protection of enforced monogamy.