Around the League #6: Dat Hertl
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07-25-2013, 01:37 AM
Join Date: Sep 2011
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I'm going on the assumption that there are not agreed statements of facts. The truth could lie somewhere, many places, in between. Your wording suggested that what Brule was stating was the fact, just the way you worded it. I was just correcting that.
I don't discount that Brules experience of this and perception of this would be painful. But I also don't discount that being so predisposed makes him a less than ideal candidate for competitive pro sports in which you have to endure, prevail, and cope with fierce opposition, barriers, and endless performance pressure. Brule is having trouble getting to the starting gate at this point several years into his pro career and at the age of 26.
He may salvage something out of his career and I hope so. But I'm OK with it not being here, this club usually has enough problems.
Lastly, Brule may end up exacerbating his problems by continuing to expose to a competive pro sports world of incredibly high stress. Many people with mental health conditions do try to persevere in very stressful careers and make their conditions far worse. I don't wish that on anybody either and have seen how painful it can be for friends, loved ones.
Sometimes acceptance, and finding manageable livelihood and means is the better way to go. just a comment.
You guys do realize that depression doesn't have to be onset by anything in particular right? Sure a difficult life situation or trauma could kick it off. But also just the general stress of everyday life, lack of sleep or simply just living could be enough.
So the whole argument over how bad whatever his dad did is kind of moot.
Having said that, one must remember that the one thing us humans have the hardest time to deal with is humiliation. Reading that article I'd say Brule felt humiliated and let down by his father. That's something most humans would struggle with.
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