I have to tell you that I am having a difficult time with - most recently- the Matt Lauer story.  Oh I get it.  But, I don’t.

I do understand the reaction from his colleagues.  But the story is troubling on many levels.

Wednesday, I asked “why should I care?”

And the sad truth about this kind of story is that I don’t care about Matt Lauer.

How many times have you heard me say, “Self imposed hardship is not a hardship.”

In other words, if I create the circus I can’t claim that suddenly, “Woe is me and I am a victim and I am the story.”

Instead, we should look at it this way.

“There are many people in the world.

A lot of them are good.

Others are not.

Your only hope that the number of good outnumbers the bad in trying to get through the day.”

Instead of wasting time with stories that start “ NBC FIres Matt Lauer” perhaps we can have the story be “human beings understand that no means no and life is getting better between men and women because of it.  And we as a society are getting better.”

Instead of Matt Lauer, perhaps we think about the women who have to deal with people like those we hear in the news of the day.

They don’t want to be. But they are the real story.

Of survival.

Survival is the story.

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