June 6, 2011 9:43 pm at 9:43 pm #597304
People in the limelight are most likely to be found out, because everyone likes a sensational tidbit. The media is much less interested in Joe Shmo’s indisgressions. But, if a person is well-known, wealthy, orthodox, etc and headlines about the person will sell papers, you can be sure the shmutz will surface.
How do these morons not know they’re playing with fire and will likely wreck their reputation and be the talk of the town, when they do dumb things, whether criminal or otherwise inappropriate?
Is the answer that these are generally impulsive actions, not planned?June 6, 2011 9:56 pm at 9:56 pm #775768YW Moderator-80Member
joe shmo is a (infrequent) poster here and you should not be implying he is involved in indiscretions.June 6, 2011 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm #775769MDGParticipant
We are all like that. We forget that all is being watched and will be reviewed in the Olam HaEmet.June 6, 2011 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm #775770
MDG, We forget that all is being watched and will be reviewed in the Olam HaEmet.
Unfortunately many are more concerned with how they’ll fare in the prozdor than in the traklin .June 6, 2011 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm #775771
Mod 80, my apologies to Jo Shmo, of course!!!June 6, 2011 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm #775772
People allow their egos to cloud the little bit of common sense they posses. Anyone will true common sense control their egos and stay out of the public eye.June 6, 2011 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm #775773
aries, Anyone will true common sense control their egos and stay out of the public eye.
What about very wealthy folks or those who have high visibility jobs, who are in the public eye simply because theyre very wealthy, well known donors, or have powerful positions, not necessarily political, etc. I dont think that many would pass on wealth and/or high visibility positions.June 7, 2011 2:47 am at 2:47 am #775774
Ofcourse, its their egos that get them into trouble, not their jobs or their wealth.June 7, 2011 7:15 am at 7:15 am #775775sof davar hakol nishmaMember
hate to burst your bubble but just because one congressman was caught, there are probably and were probably many who have done/ were involved with very inappropriate things. They just weren’t caught and most think they won’t get caught.June 7, 2011 3:12 pm at 3:12 pm #775776Mayan_DvashParticipant
…should have kept true to the tribe, in all senses!!June 7, 2011 3:33 pm at 3:33 pm #775777
sdhn, true…. I guess people think they’ll be among the “lucky” ones whose vices stay private…. but the recent news, sending pics to strangers…. c’mon, its almost as if he wanted to get caught.June 7, 2011 3:34 pm at 3:34 pm #775778bptParticipant
Simple. Because at the moment of “indescretion” they are fully covinced that what they are doing (embezziling funds, taking a bribe, whatever) is not a crime, its a-ok.
Its when they get caught, they face the music.June 7, 2011 3:37 pm at 3:37 pm #775779SacrilegeMember
“The media is much less interested in Joe Shmo’s indisgressions. But, if a person is well-known, wealthy, orthodox, etc and headlines about the person will sell papers”
Um, duh? Probably half of America (if not more) is engaged in the very same behaviors as Anthony Wiener, the ONLY thing that makes him interesting is the fact that he is a public figure, why we expect more from them, idk.
If Wiener would have just said: ‘Yes, that is me, but that is my private life so it is my business. I have not committed any crimes.’ it wouldve all gone away, instead he chose to be a politician about it and thats where he shot himself in the leg.June 7, 2011 3:40 pm at 3:40 pm #775780YW Moderator-80Member
comes from “indiscrete”
sorry but i think haifa girl is on vacationJune 7, 2011 3:51 pm at 3:51 pm #775781
Oooops, howe abat iff Ii rite de werd indiscretion fivty timez and promiz neva ta spel itt incurrectly agen?June 7, 2011 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm #775782
Everyone will get caught in the end. Their friends today will be their enemies tomorrow. That’s how politics work.June 10, 2011 7:33 am at 7:33 am #775783Dovid S.Member
Power corrupts. When you have control, other people seem to be smaller to them, and as such they think themselves “higher”.
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