What is it about rich and/or powerful men that makes them blow it all over a quick roll in the hay?
Why would anybody who was obviously smart enough to work their way up to positions like state governors, or even President of the United States, be dumb enough to throw everything away for a chance at some bimbo? Why do talented athletes who are worth millions, are married to beautiful women, and have the world by the tail ruin their reputations for a piece of tail? We see it over and over, and I just don’t understand it.
Yeah, I have heard that money and power are an aphrodisiac, but since I’ve never had much of either, I can’t tell you if that’s true or not. I can see why some women whose bust sizes are larger than their IQs are eager to jump between the sheets with anybody resembling a celebrity. It’s their one chance to get their fifteen minutes of fame (not to mention, a big chunk of hush money to stay away from tabloid reporters).
But what makes a man like South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, or New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, or golfer Tiger Woods willing to risk everything just to get laid? Okay, correction, apparently Governor Sanford found his soul mate (but he did get laid in the process). I can only assume that they let their ego take over and think they are above reproach. Truth is, we all know that something else took over and made their decisions for them.
Now, I’m just a fat old guy who will never see the limelight, but I’ve been bumping my way through life long enough to understand that there are a few basic rules you must live by if you want a long and hopefully peaceful life. About the time I sprouted chest hair and realized the difference between boys and girls, my father gave me some very good advice.
My old man was a quite a character, and the older I get, the more wise I realize he was. Dad was, among other things, an ordained minister (bet that news set you back a bit, huh?), and a chaplain for both the Border Patrol and a couple of police departments he worked with. In that capacity, he performed many marriage ceremonies. Dad always gave the young men he married a couple of private words of advice and encouragement, the same ones he gave me so long ago. Among them were “Always open doors for your lady and treat her like you did on your first date” and “You’re going to be tempted someday, but remember that nothing you can find out there is better than what you already have at home, so keep it in your pants.”
I think a lot of politicians and celebrities would have better lives if they had known my old man.
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