Saturday, February 20, 2010

When Tiger Said Sorry

Saturday, February 20, 2010

You gotta be living under a rock if you haven’t heard of Tiger Woods for the wrong reasons in the news recently. Well, I am not going to go into the details regarding his extramarital exploits, but instead, let’s just analyse and see how much trouble and mess this has put him into.

First things first – One of the main dark forces that will try to entail every human being on the face of this planet is lust. It doesn’t only apply to men; it is the same for women too. And if this lustful desire of the mind is not kept in check, then we are bound to put ourselves in hot soup... ‘Tiger Woods’ style.

Actually, I am not an avid golf fan, nor did I really look up to Tiger Woods in the past, but for the amazing man he was, I always admired him. After all, he is the most successful sportsman in terms of personal fortune in history. Not only that, but he always seemed to be a calm and charismatic figure while playing golf.

For that very reason, people were shocked after the beans were spilled regarding his affairs with a dozen or so women. Many asked themselves, “Could Tiger really have done that?”, since this contradicted with their initial perception of him.

Though a bitter pill to swallow, but the reality is that he did have affairs. And he has owned up to his mistakes, like a real man. He confessed, “I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behaviour I engaged in. For all that I have done, I am so sorry. I have a lot to atone for.”

However, is that the end of the story? Say a sorry and return back to live life normally? It can’t be so because he caused so much of pain and heartbreak for his wife, Elin Nordegren. Not just that, but he literally drew chalk on her face by shaming her in public.

The fact is you can’t just erase a mistake like that for the damage has already been done. And definitely not a full-blown, publicly informed mistake like his. The scar will surely be deep, but I have got to applaud Tiger Woods for taking the first step to reconciliation, that is by publicly apologising for his wrongdoings.

Herein, there lies a message for us all. No matter how wealthy, how famous you are, but no one would like you when you do things like what Tiger Woods had done. Just see, all of his major sponsors have left him. The moral of the story is that we should never, not ever, be an infidel to the sanctity of the institution of marriage by having extramarital affairs.

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