- Sep 7, 2015
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
Bombers in a preseason game? Gil trying to build the rivarly after Wright-gate and Weightman-gate
It just shows me that social media to some young people is like a drug. It has a grip on young Bailey to the extent that he doesn’t know how to stop it without forgoing some lucrative sponsorships, which probably have iron-clad conditions attached. I blame his management for setting him up. It’s obviously doing his head in.
Well said.Alcohol and other mind altering substances is a "challenge" to ignore for (especially) younger generations with the means too...
Possibly an extreme example, but different things can be different "challenges" for different people.
I'm not in my mid 20's either, and I do understand that there's a financial aspect, but on the surface at least it's pretty clear that the best way to avoid public scrutiny is to stop throwing yourself out there [to be liked, to be judged.]
You can break down social media in as many ways as you can think of, but the bottom line will always be the same.
Ego. (for individuals at least)
Ego in sharing your life/moment/6 pack. [and the applied to absolutely everyone, not just your 'celeb' types.]
And ego in the amount of followers.
The whole point is that it can be an unhealthy addiction, just like anything else can.
So while I obviously hope (and I'm sure there is) a high level of support from the Club, I would hope there's also a fair amount of education the mental health aspects of becoming excessively accessible to the random public.
Look at the way the Bont uses his social media. I know not everyone can be the Bont, nevertheless he has impeccable balance. Uses it to promote his sponsorships,kids books and sparingly posts about his personal life. I keep forgetting Bailey is still 21. He will look back at some of online activity when he is 25-26 and cringe. I know I did.It just shows me that social media to some young people is like a drug. It has a grip on young Bailey to the extent that he doesn’t know how to stop it without forgoing some lucrative sponsorships, which probably have iron-clad conditions attached. I blame his management for setting him up. It’s obviously doing his head in.
Not strictly training but we've unveiled our 2022 jumper and it identical to our 2021 jumper. Thankfully we are keeping the hoops on the sleeves, they sold out very quickly last year so I'd get in early if you want one...
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I suspect that Bailey has a number of problems troubling him at the same time.I suspect he needs to sort out his priorities going forward. The sex-symbol publicity stuff is getting out of hand. He’s too young to have to deal with online soliciting, ridiculous offers from people who only want to exploit him and ruin him. None of our previous players have ever had to deal with anything like the attention Bailey is getting, and much of it has nothing to do with football.