Elections have past but it’s always good to make sense of what’s going on in the world, we figure it’d be appropriate and important to inform our faithful and educated readers what “locker room talk” really is.
WHAT LOCKER ROOM TALK SHOULD NEVER BE
Contrary to what’s been said by some small-minded individuals and presidential hopefuls, locker room talk does not include, by any stretch of the imagination, the denigration of people in any shape or form. Whether it is their race, ethnicity, physical state, culture, or gender, locker room talk should never be about the criticizing or belittling of people. This is never okay, never appropriate, and never what a true gentleman would ever desire to speak about.
We live in the 21st century, where Internet is everywhere, social media is king, and information is infinite. Because there are now ways to broaden your horizons and perspectives, there should now be no instances where one should feel the need to demean others for one’s self gain or entertainment. The world is too big for this and if quite frankly, you’re too good for it.
WHAT LOCKER TALK CAN BE
More often than not, life presents us with challenging circumstances. And more often than not, us guys don’t share the challenges that befall us often enough. This is what locker room talk can be. Whether you’re at a crossroads in your career or having some problems with a relationship, locker rooms are sometimes the best place for these conversations to happen.
There is a sense of camaraderie in a locker room. The feeling often goes unexpressed and unstated but we all acknowledge its presence. Maybe it’s because locker rooms are usually the places we go to prepare for a sports game, change out of our work personas, or even de-stress ourselves in a sauna. Locker rooms are meant for us to let our guards down and step away from life and all its challenges. And this is what locker room talk should be. A place where being macho, how much money you have, where you’re from, how you look, what you do, and all these other things just don’t matter.
The locker room is a place where there is no judgment. So why judge others?