Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Tiger Moral Compass

Just got done reading the Tiger Woods cover story in the February 2010 issue of Vanity Fair. (Read the story) It is recommended reading. The Annie Leibovitz cover photo was taken before the scandal broke, but it works for the story. 
Since I don't watch trash shows like TMZ, I hadn't heard all of the stories about his escapades. I don't believe in judging other people's lives and their moral choices (I leave that to Brit Hume), but I do wonder what these individuals are thinking when they made those choices. 
I have a lot of questions, but don't have all the answers.
What the hell was Tiger thinking? 
Is his moral compass broken or did he never possess one? Do you think he ever felt guilt for cheating on his wife? Did he think of himself as a phony as he was passing himself off as a family man or did it add to his ego thinking he was "getting away with something?" 
After reading the details of Tiger's sex life that Vanity Fair highlights, I don't think he feels guilt or ever have any type of a moral compass. A quickee in a church parking lot? Really?
The question that wasn't answered in the article (and I doubt it could be answered by anyone except Tiger): Is it nurture or nature? If they are using the whole "sex addiction" as the reason for his behavior, then perhaps it is nature since medical science says that addictions are caused by a brain disorder. Or did he see this behavior in his formative years? At what point in his life did this behavior start? Before or after his rise to fame? Did he think the pedestal that the world put him on (not to mention the millions of dollars he was given) provided him with an invisibility cloak?
What the hell was Tiger thinking? 
Or was he not thinking at all?

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