Tiger Woods is Human despite his Considerable Skills as a Golfer...
Dec 5, 2009
It is difficult to give this data point a rating. It is an issue between a man and his wife and nobody else’s business. Who is Tiger Woods? The man is arguably one of the greatest golf players of all time. News of his infidelity have reached widespread coverage because of his fame. So does this make him any less of a human being? Well, it all depends on how you look at it….
For me, it seems like when we see him play, you can’t help but admire his skills. The man can swing a golf club like no other and has earned him championships and numerous product endorsements…why? Because he is damn good at what he does. His agents and the media have painted him as role model and kids everywhere aspire to be like him. So again, does this make Tiger any less human? I think if anything else he feels more human.
Let’s be honest. The man is famous, rich and but human...being human means being flawed. I don’t agree with infidelity nor do I believe in cheating on one’s spouse under any circumstances; but Tiger being who he is, is more prone to temptation. Women who want a piece of his fame want to be with him. He probably travels a lot so he is probably a lot weaker in fighting off loneliness. It is lonely at the top. Some may argue that ego is a famous man’s downfall and it is always bad when one starts to believe his own hype. No matter how good you are, there will always be someone better…one would do well to remember this.
History has a way of reminding us that even though you do great things, in the end, all everyone would prefer to remember is how one faltered. Human nature always looks at the flaws and forget the good things. The media and most people enjoy watching a great man fall…why? Because people like to see someone fail than to see someone succeed. The media is having a field day covering Tiger’s public apology and even wanted to do an interview with his mistress. Why, is it because he is famous and makes enormous amounts of money? Yes, it is. It was a real wonder that he managed to keep things under wraps this long. Again, does Tiger’s mistakes make him less than a man? No it doesn’t.
Ask yourself. If you were Tiger Woods, can you absolutely guarantee that you wouldn’t make the same mistakes? I can’t say for sure. I think I am a moral person but who knows what would happen if I was Tiger Woods? I am after all, a simple employee with a simple job. The temptations are great for men with significant fame. Why? People like winners and truth be told, a lot of women are attracted to power. This is just the truth. Tiger never asked to be a role model. The companies who asked for his endorsements did.
The media likes to portray this story as Woods being a failure morally; that he isn’t as squeaky clean as he is oftentimes portrayed. Why is it the public’s business, is it because we are part of the reason for his success? Maybe. Still, the problems between a man and his wife is no one’s business but their own. I commend him for his public apology to salvage as much of his public image as he can. So, he cheated on his wife, and it would be up to her what her next step would be. The public awaits what would happen next. Some people rejoice and they say Tiger is a jerk, maybe he is, but there are a lot of jerks around...but they're just not as famous or not as good.
One thing I have to say, if Tiger Woods failed anyone, it is himself and his family. A man is not answerable to anyone but himself. Will he be able to live with himself after this? Probably so. All of us tend to live through and get over our mistakes, and try to learn from it. Seems like Tiger is human after all. So to those who say they don't like Tiger's sense of morality...don't be too quick to judge and act squeaky clean; everyone has their baggages to carry.
The morale of the story: The media vultures like the adage, “The Bigger they are, the harder they fall”.
Don’t be famous unless you can stand the heat. Oh, I'm NOT a fan of Tiger Woods.
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On December 1, 2009, Woods was charged by the Florida Highway Patrol with one charge of careless driving. The fine is $164 and 4 points on his driving license. The Florida Highway Patrol indicated that upon payment of the fine, the case is closed.
Also on December 1, Woods announced that he would not be attending his own ...