Gareth from the Office: Don’t overthink a thought

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So Wales considered cheating at the World Cup semi-finals? My question, so what?

They didn’t actually cheat so why is this being blown out of all proportion?

Coach Warren Gatland admitted in a press conference that he had thought of cheating in their semi-final match against France on Saturday.

I’m sorry but if people are called up on things they have ever thought, but not done then a lot of people would be in jail, me included. Sometimes the thought comes across your mind to take a shortcut just to get an advantage.

People, no matter what they ever say to you, have thought of cheating at some time.

Now I don’t mean just in sport but in their jobs, home life and even in their relationships.

I know what you may be thinking. If someone is thinking of it then it means that they are considering it, therefore they must be capable of it.

Wrong. The number of times I have thought about something after I’ve been wound up or upset, doesn’t mean I have ever done it.

I have thought about ways I can get ahead at the gym by taking this or that but that doesn’t mean I have ever done it, nor does it mean I have ever criticised those who do.

A thought doesn’t mean that someone has ever done anything wrong, they’ve just thought about it.

People often say things in the heat of the moment as well so should those things be taken into account?

To be honest in the same situation I would have thought about how I could have got an advantage in that situation.

I hate losing, people will tell you I can’t stand to lose an argument let alone something important.

I’ve pushed myself beyond the limits of physical capability before to try and get what I wanted, not that it came to anything, and there would have been times when I may have thought about cheating in some way to gain an advantage.

But I’m sorry that doesn’t make you any less of a person. It’s human nature to want to succeed but sometimes you hold your hands up and admit defeat – as hard as that is.

The only thing I think Mr Gatland did wrong was admit that he had thought about it.

The best thing he could have done was just admit that, in confidence to his staff,

Maybe he thought he would have received a nicer reception from the public for being so honest about the situation but instead it has yet again been blown out of proportion.

A person’s thoughts are their own, unless they admit them to the general public, then what do they become?

Nothing. They’re just thoughts, and when has a thought, not acted upon, ever done any harm?