Wednesday, August 17, 2011
What's interesting to me is the fascination with his life and the mess he's made of it. Here is someone who looked as though he "had it all" in life, and yet he was willing to risk it all for more. How many times have we seen such scenes played out in movies or television, usually involving someone who wins a big jackpot in Las Vegas and can't simply walk away with their good fortune but instead risk it all looking for more and end up losing everything.
What is it about humans that we are never content with what we've got? Well, I guess I shouldn't say "never", because I'm pretty happy with my life and I know many people feel the same. But I also know that even those of us who are pleased with our stations still have the occasional longing. Like "wouldn't it be nice to have someone come clean my house every week for me" or "I really would love to have a bigger bedroom". We all tend to fall into moments of want, although they are brief and at least in my case they are usually followed with self-chastisement for not being appreciative enough for what I have.
I supposed its only human nature. But what I really suspect is that, at least in the case of Tiger Woods, there may be a gender discrepancy. I rather think most men look at him now and think "Wow-he should have been more careful" or "Too bad he got caught" whereas most women are thinking "What a cad - he deserves to be right where he is!". Some may feel pity and others gratification.
I rather think he's a sympathetic figure...someone to be pitied, But I'm also sort of happy to see that there are sometimes consequences to our actions.