In legal terms, there are two ways to be wrong. "Omission" and "Commission". We are most familiar with the notion of commission, as in "committing a crime". Commission refers to "doing something you aren't supposed to do". If we steal something from someone, that is a crime (wrong) of commission. We did something wrong because we did something that we shouldn't have done. Omission, on the other hand, refers to "not doing something we should have". The most common example of omission is the concept of neglect. Neglect occurs when we fail to take care of something or someone. We neglect fixing our broken headlight (a misdemeanor), or we neglect brushing our teeth (not a crime but maybe it should be felony). Throughout our day, we typically recognize the times when we do something wrong because we do something that we know we shouldn't have done. We often see the results of our wrong decision or action. Unfortunately, we typically are oblivious of the times that we do something wrong when we fail to do something we should have done. Out of sight, out of mind. We often don't see what we need to do or the results of our inaction so the moment passes us by. As an athlete, we are wrong when we do something that we shouldn't have done. However, we are also wrong when we don't do what we should be doing. As we continue to work toward our goals today and tomorrow and the coming weeks and months, we must make sure that we are not only avoiding things that we shouldn't be doing. We must also make sure that we do all of the things that we should be doing.
COACH. FATHER. HUSBAND. SON OF THE KING. WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY.