Originally Posted by philosophicalarf
Personally, I've just made the assumption they're all doped at the top end of the sport.
all ? no, but yes I've made the assumtion that most of top-players may be doped, not especially the opponents of my favorite player, it can also be my favorite player who is in or follows the system. Then I don't so much think of unfairness (anyway sport is unfair by nature : some always have better natural abilites than others
And I don't accuse so much individual players, in my eyes the problem is the system and it's the system which has to be improved.
Something else : some say that as everybody dopes, let's legalize doping ! Well all thigs being considered, I'd prefer a situation where "everybody" dopes but noone knows it than a system where all this is "official", because as I explained before, I don't want too much publicity to be made for these methods as an example for children ... I don't want one day to read "Do like Federer (or Nadal or Djokovic) : win thanks to our pill !"
And no I'm not someone who generally likes hypocrisy in life, actually my education tends me to the opposite way of "rebelling against hypocrisy" (it's the case of French education in general)
But getting older, I've learnt that it's better not to be too idealistic because life is always much lower than ideals, it's good to learn to be humble in front of life.