Re: Tiger Woods in serious condition after car wreck
Originally Posted by Betterread
My take on his behavior is that when he wasn't golfing, he was thinking about getting over and how to lie about it to keep up a fake image that young kids, advertisers and sponsors would like. Of course I don't know what his relationship with his kids was like but the problem with his behavior is that his kids will wonder "why didn't he spend more time with me?" He has to tell them the truth. And not just the surface - I cheated on your mother. He has to explain his behavior in the context of the father - child relationship: "I preferred spending time with women I barely knew to spending time with you when you were a baby" He needs to tell them - "I left the parenting to mommy, and while she was busy taking care of you, I indulged in as much sex as I could, because taking care of a child is difficult and I feel entitled to sleep with a lot of women and then lie about it so people would not know that I say one thing and do annother". I'll never know if he says that but based on his gutless behavior in the last week or two I highly doubt he has the ability to humble himself that way. He (and many fathers who share his very common weakness) probably doesn't think that level of candor with children is necessary. Which is a shame.
I am the child of a parent who had an affair, and to be truthful, this is a bit much for even me.
While I'd like to do this with everyone who has ever wronged ("And the reason you didn't put on your turn signal is that you thought it was more important to text your BFF, now isn't it?"), this type of apology is demeaning for everyone involved.
This sounds like one of those speeches you get at a trial where the defendant has just been sentenced to death and the judge piles on with one of those "so obvious it's painful" lectures.
If you're watchin' a parade, make sure you stand in one spot, don't follow it, it never changes. And if the parade is boring, run in the opposite direction, you will fast-foward the parade. --Mitch Hedberg
Last edited by Dom Heffner; 12-09-2009 at 10:55 AM.