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- Dec 28, 2016
- Valley of the sun
I dont think people hate as intensely as you say Rev. I'm sure they are out there, but I think "complainers" is more accurate.
For the record, I dont think Kyle compartmentalizing in his context is that unique either. He has to put it aside while focusing on performing at a championship level. It's hard to keep it in when there are cameras on you. Kyle recognizes that if he's upset aboutsomething, he can be upset and doesn't have to behave a certain way because of an unspoken job rule. I get that.
For what its worth, I was fresh from my recovery of guillian barre when I started my new job. Doing social work with seriously mentally Ill people with medical and physical disabilities could have been (and at times) has been very triggering for my own trauma associated with being so sick. And it was so so difficult. The amount of counter transference going on could have been detrimental to the therapeutic alliances I was creating with mentally Ill folks who depend on that relationship. Knowing that it can be a disservice to a client if I cant put that **** aside adds another layer of stress on top or the triggered trauma and counter transference during each session. I know for a fact what Kyle has dealt with is no more challenging than what I went through during my first 7 months on this job. I can relate to Kyle in that case. Not because it inspires me, I dont find it unique because I had to do something similar after learning to walk and breath again. It doesn't inspire me because I've been there. I can relate because I can sympathize with the struggle. It's much more sympathetic compassion than it is admiration. It really humanizes him. And I think it is good for his reputation (not necessary) that Kyle is a human being, dealing with human things outside of racing.
In a way, it's good for Kyle to share with the world that he and his wife have had conception issues. I think it brings in a level of compassion that not many people had for him at first. Kyle is really going to mellow out over the next few years I think
Why would anyone want him to mellow out ?