I enjoy following college basketball. It's one of my fun hobbies.
One of the most intriguing times in college basketball is its recruiting. Where kids go largely determines the success of a team and program in the future.
High school kids, when making a decision, often call it a "non-binding verbal commitment." It's a phrase I've never really understood. It's an oxymoron. Kind of like "jumbo shrimp." It doesn't make sense. How can you make a commitment that is non-binding?
What is a commitment? It's making a choice to eliminate all other choices! It's a decision of complete and total exclusivity. When someone makes a commitment, it should be binding, no matter what.
Maybe that's one of the reasons our society doesn't operate like it should. Maybe we have too many "non-binding verbal commitments" that don't mean anything. Maybe that's why it's hard to trust what people say today.
An insight from the world of college basketball!!