What is not funny to me is the, laughter and total disrespect for this artist. People have taken to social media to mock Sean for his on-stage mishap.
I believe that the story is not that P-Diddy fell, but that he got back up again. It takes a certain amount of finesse, swagger, and confidence to get back up and perform after a public fall.
I’m sure P-Diddy felt the embarrassment. He knew that there would be mockers, complainers, and critics who would dissect each second of his performance. But ever the professional, he got back up again.
In reading the social media comments, I am really not surprised. Phrases like, “He’s supposed to be a professional.” Professionals fall. Equipment fails. People make mistakes. Live shows mean just that. Things happen.
Why are we so hard on P-Diddy and so easy on ourselves. What if that had been you had fallen on a live stage and in front of millions of people in the television audience? Would you be so quick to get back again? Would you be able to finish your performance like nothing had ever happened?
P-Diddy’s rehearsed his performance well. He knew every move and had every single beat timed to perfection. But sometimes, things happen.
Puff Daddy, P-Diddy Sean Combes, in those few moments between the bottom of that platform and him getting back up again, taught us a lesson that I have been teaching for years. It’s okay to fall as long as you don’t stay down You have to learn to recover quickly.
We revel in other’s misery. We share and laugh in other’s pain. In this world of instant access we have invaded the lives of everyday people as well as celebrity and take great joy in sharing the most embarrassing moments of their lives with this world.
This insatiable appetite for this type of entertainment is increasing. Camera phones are on our cell phones so that we can instantly capture every moment of someone else’s misery and we take great pride in being the first to share this misery with the world.
Let’s start something new. Let’s help people to overcome, to endure, to get back on their feet and get our cell phones and capture the moments when we help people get back up again.