When I see names like Lamar Odom or Jared Fogle that have reached that of which many people dream, money success, power or name recognition. Then they do something so stupid, it is unbelievable. I want to SCREAM, WHY?
If it was the first time the powerful (popular) have fallen, I could understand it, but hundreds of examples are there. But these must think they can beat the odds.
I know it is easy to judge the other guy, I am very guilty of that. BUT I hurt for the families, friends and associates who live with the questions. You ask: Why would you do that? Because I know. On a much smaller scale, but I know. I will even take it to the Paris Terrorists. The father of one, crying said, “Why would he do this? We owe everything to this country, now our lives are ruined also…”.. He is right, the man did not care about his family.
When a man or woman who has a nice family, decides to cheat on their spouse, messes with the lives of their kids, parents and friends. They realize too late, they had the world by the tail, now their lives and that of their family is in a tail spin.
You want to scream, if you are not happy, tell the family. If it is never going to work, end it without the added drama. When you add the drama, it cuts the ones you were supposed to love.
I used Fogle and Odom. You can name others, because our news loves to report the foul and the dirt. There would be enough names in Sports, politics and religion to fill a book in each category. I won’t even mention Hollywood and TV, they seem to wallow in the filth and enjoy it.
The news will tell you the next couple who is on the split. What man is seeing the nanny. Who is contemplating suicide and glory in the news of one who does commit suicide. They will swear they do not glory in in, but seem to relish every moment as they describe it. They do it seemingly ignoring the fact that others are involved.
Yes, I am guilty of thinking of the ‘collateral damage’ because I know Fathers and Mothers who were devastated by the STUPID actions of their sons.
Please forgive me, but this is heavy on my mind tonight as I write this.
PS: I had a friend who did not have a happy marriage but they were married for near 50yrs. After her death he told me, I didn’t think I would miss her, but I do. (SAD) It is good to know what you have before you lose it, rather than later.
An antique Volvo in traffic the other day. (50’s)
An Old 1951(2) Pontiac with a travel trailer.