Originally Posted by MWM
I get all of that, but it all revolves around his being consumed by sex with beautiful women. That's the driver of all of that. Maybe he's an addict. It's not dissimilar to someone with any kind of addiction. There is a lot of things that go into keeping it up that the person would not normally do were it not for the addiction.
I don't doubt that a piece of it is Tiger thinking he's indestructable and above getting caught. So it's not like I don't think this taints my image somewhat of his character. But I also don't think a habit like the one he has means that he's not capable of living the rest of his life with integrity. I just always come back to not defining a person by their shortcomings.
I'm just trying to stay real here...
Frankly you have shown a lot of compassion for Tiger's situation. While you tend to go easy on him for his behavior...what do you think about his decision to get married. Just about everyone I've discussed in the real world has had the opinion, if Tiger wants to womanize, thats his business....but don't get married.
And about this being an addiction...there are people with addictions being shown on the "Dateline to Catch a Predator" show on a constant basis. Are you are sympathetic towards their addiction as you are with Tiger? Of course not. This comparison will probably trigger a scathing rebuttal...but my point is, I don't accept the fact that teen predators have an addiction nor do I accept the fact that Tiger may have an addiction. I look at their actions.
What if Tiger was an alcoholic and drove drunk one day. You mentioned in another post how you so much would disapprove of that. Would you point to his alcohol addiction in the same way you are pointing to his alleged sexual addiction? I don't know.
And I don't think you solely define anyone by their shortcomings, but don't they need to be considered?