Michael Phelps missed a stellar chance to be a real hero and move the country forward from our far too long-abiding Puritan legacy and rotting livers. If Michael had had the guts to stand up for what’s right, for moving the planet forward, he would have been worth another 8 gold medals for a total of 16.
But no, he copped to the “prevailing” lack of wisdom. He said he had been ‘wrong’ to smoke pot, that he’d made a ‘stupid,’ immature mistake. Oh Michael! You could have said how much kinder pot is to the body than alcohol, what an immensely better high it is, with far fewer damaging effects, including healthier livers.
But no. The prevailing lack of wisdom prevailed. You spoke the trite platitudes of established conformity. Too bad. Better luck next time.
Congratulations on your swimming accomplishments however.