Sometimes dogs bite.
It’s instinctual; they’re seeking prey or defending themselves from perceived danger.
And a soccer player bites when a match isn’t going his way.
In yoga today, a place where no one bites and we find inner peace and balance, the conversation turned to the latest news from the World Cup.
“Didn’t he have a mother?” asked Dana, the instructor.
Really, can we blame Uruguay forward Luis Suarez’s biting behavior on his mother?
I don’t think so.
A society that condones athletes and other celebrities behaving badly; that elevates people who are role models to youth worldwide above right and wrong.
FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, can ban Suarez for up to two years. But the referee claims he didn’t see the bite occur and no foul was called, despite the victim, Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini’s display of tooth marks in his left shoulder.
Kids bite sometimes and usually leave that behavior behind after nursery school. Should kids now assume biting is ok?
One can take precautions against bug bites: wear long sleeves and pants in the woods, wear repellant. With snakes and dogs, don’t bother them and generally they’ll leave you alone.
Adults who bite shouldn’t be allowed back in the game.