Originally Posted by pepsiplusconker
You can feel compassion for the guy, but also say, it's all his own fault.
No one knows how they would react in his situation, I honestly think quite a large % of us would get into sticky situations similar to this given enough chances. He's rich, successful, travels all over the world to amazing places, basically the perfect life for some 20 year old guys.
There's no excuses for him really, when it comes to the drug taking, he's rich, it was there, he liked it and he just kept doing it, until it became a problem, no ones fault but his own, but it only really affected himself, so you can't exactly look down on him for it.
What is worse, is sleeping with players wives, obviously it's on them since they are the ones cheating, but he knowingly slept with colleagues wives, even though on any given night he could go to any bar/club and pick up countless 10 out of 10s no problem, it's just a really bad morale compass.
Feeling compassion is obviously a good thing , and no one will really say other wise.. However, aren't there certain situations that call for this feeling and others that don't?
Butcher cuts his finger off while working.. I say damn.. It is his fault for not taking the right precautions bla bla bla.. Then I immediately say, man I feel bad for him and his family, what a terrible thing to happen to a guy like that! I put the blame where it needs to be and I felt compassionate for this guy who got hurt on the job.. (I know butchers this has happened to)
Successful pro golfer does illicit drugs, is caught multiple times and then is suspended, and I find out he also slept wih two coworkers wives to boot.. I say.. What a drug addict jerk, he deserves what he got for being an arrogant jerk! No compassion there!
Is it possible that I would feel compassion for another drug addict who's situation is different? Yes, of course! Just not this guy because of my perception of him!
No one had come out and gave any details that would really help in paint him in a different picture other than the one I have already painted, I have only seen comments of we should give the guy the benefit of the doubt, but haven't supports that with any good reasons why?
Why do I care? Well, I don't really.. I'm just giving my position and I can't worry about what everyone else will think, as that would be disingenuous in my opinion! If I am going to take heat for it so be it!