More than five people have asked my opinion on the latest news of former Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton. Clearly, more than five warrants a blog blip. While I’m sure the web is already alive in spinning puns from her maiden name, I assure you Sir, that at $600 an hour she’s NOT doing you a favor! That’s a service. Rah Rah Capitalism.
Depression and anxiety will make all kinds of people do all kinds of things. Those in the public eye get to wave their indiscretions in the media for all the world to ooohhh & aaahhh. Tis the price of fame. Usually the story is a bit different- successful athlete gets swallowed up in depression and wha-lah substance abuse burns the bank books! Drugs, alcohol, DUI arrests, if it were a man armed robbery, domestic abuse, failed child support, bankruptcy, belligerent words declared for PEOPLE to document and blah blah blah.
But not Super Suzy! How many depressed people do you know go to Vegas and MAKE MONEY!? She’s not blowing high dough, she’s making it grow! Uh-hem. Her depression brought her clients at a damn bling bling price tag. Now I’m not saying what she’s done is right or admirable, but I’m not judging.
Maybe she’s a thrill seeker. Plenty of cliff jumpers load themselves in substances and DRIVE. That puts a lot of lives at risk. But not Suzy! She just had someone else pay the ticket and she went for a ride. She said it was “Exciting!” Well, to each their own. Snicker-Snicker.