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Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Sinner of The Forgiver?

When I first heard of the infamous tiger Woods scandal, only curses for the golfer came out from my mouth. I wondered how on earth a person could have this much of filth in his head. Had he realized his enormous celebrity power, would he still have chosen to step on the line of temptation? I do agree, if the same incident had occurred elsewhere in another corner of the world with an ordinary man, it wouldn’t have caught the media’s attention. But Tiger Woods is no ordinary human being; he is worshipped by millions of people all over the world which is why the scandal seemed to have shaken trust in the golfer. The impact has been so bad that most of the brands to which he was an ambassador cut off all ties with him owing to his personal life which had sunken.

The media had thoroughly scrutinized on the spoilt remains of Tiger’s extra martial affairs. Like many other people, I felt Tiger was stupid to have done something like this even after reaching the heights of glory and having a wonderful wife with two kids. But life doesn’t have the same definitions for all, for it differs from me to you to him.

As time passes, things and events are long forgotten but the scar remains forever, the damage is done forever. As humans, we are prone to make mistakes, some forgivable, some unforgivable, some that affects us and some that affects others. But a mistake is a mistake which cannot be undone, cannot be repaired but there is one thing that sill gives hope. Realization. Being aware of how bad a mistake of yours has affected another and asking forgiveness for the same, is showing that you do know how bad it has impacted the other person.

Tiger Woods’ Apology :

“I stopped living by the core values that I was taught to believe in. I knew my actions were wrong, but I convinced myself that normal rules didn't apply. I never thought about who I was hurting.Instead, I thought only about myself. I ran straight through the boundaries that a married couple should live by. I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to. I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled. Thanks to money and fame, I didn't have to go far to find them.
I was wrong. I was foolish. I don't get to play by different rules. The same boundaries that apply to everyone apply to me. I brought this shame on myself. I hurt my wife, my kids, my mother, my wife's family, my friends, my foundation, and kids all around the world who admired me.
I've had a lot of time to think about what I've done. My failures have made me look at myself in a way I never wanted to before. It's now up to me to make amends, and that starts by never repeating the mistakes I've made. It's up to me to start living a life of integrity.
I once heard, and I believe it's true, it's not what you achieve in life that matters; it's what you overcome. Achievements on the golf course are only part of setting an example. Character and decency are what really count.”


I wouldn’t agree that because humans are prone to making mistakes, everything can be forgotten. No, that isn’t happening until realization dawns and draws hope for new horizons. I wish to take back the words I used to describe Woods right after the scandal.
All those out there who commit mistakes need a chance, a chance to prove that things will not fall apart again. I think people do deserve a chance!

4 comments:

Issam said...

hmm... to err after all is human...
good that you have an understanding mind...
But I think all of us should exercise some caution in life...
As they say prevention is better than cure...

chital_phenomenal said...

@Issam
truly said.. something which is bad if avoided is alot more good than actually going thru alot of unnecessary stuff

Madeeswer said...

For me, Tiger Woods is nothing in my life because I don’t know any thing about him other than he is a golfer. I read this scandal news only in this article.

Truth is every one in this world is more eager to know about others personal life. This happens in every corner of the world. If the scandal of next door person comes then we will watch it with an eager. If it’s of a person whom we don’t know then it’s just a video for us nothing more than that. There is nothing called good nor bad, correct nor wrong. This is the truth of life. It’s all about conciseness. Does he do all these things without conciseness?? No. he did it with conciseness then why he apologies now? For what reason, he is apologizing now?? My point is since he lost lot of money, fame, name, people etc, he apologize otherwise he wont. If the whole world praises his scandal then will he tell the same thing?? Answer is no. No need for his apologies and our forgiving.

chital_phenomenal said...

@madeeswar.

well, i would like to differ from ur opinion..we are people not perfectionists..ans we keep changing now and then... there are regrets in life always... hence there is a term hope and forgiveness to make life more better