While I was away on a trip with the USNA Ethics Team, in sunny FLA, the world took a turn toward the bizarre and depressing. Saturday, after an exhausting but rewarding day (the team won the Ethics Bowl Regional competition we were attending), I was back in the hotel room, unwinding, sat down to eat relax, take in the late college football games on the Hi-Def, and decided to check the news channels first. Flipped over to Fox, and thought I heard that Petraeus had resigned as CIA chief.
Why do women do stupid things like this?
3. Insulation from negative consequences, by way of special powers or position.
Take-away: Once again, it pays to be meta-cognitively aware of this, and indeed all these factors, before one slips into the traps they lay. This is the point of Plato’s metaphor of the chariot. One needs that cold rational assessment of the traps and ones personal foibles. A simple lesson, that never quite seems to be fully learned.
Additionally, one must look outside, at the social or external repercussions and ramifications of ones acts. One is never truly insulated, nor isolated. One must consider the wrecking potential this sort of indulgence has on the true long term companions and loves, the spouses. One must consider ones kids. One must consider all the families one wrecks. One must consider those that look to him/her as mentor and role model.