I think we’re finally realising that everyone is pretty much the same, even those we think should be above certain behaviors.
Thjat’s crap. Not everyone engages in extra marital affairs. Not everyone is duplicitous and deceitful. This acceptance if behavior that is deadly to the moral strength of our country makes me angry. The meme that ‘well everyone does it. boys will be boys. etc etc’
Really??? Is that how low your own personal standards are???? I dont care if boys will be boys....we need MEN to lead our nation. Everyone does it??? Well then go shoot dope and drink yourself to death cause everyone is doing that too.
I am SICK of hearing this justification for unacceptable behavior.
Petraeus’s friends supposedly are saying he sees NO REASON that he should testify. IF that is true then a pox on them all. The man is a coward and treasonous. End of story
That's a cheap justification; a reworded "everyone is doing it."
There are plenty of men who do not cheat. The idea that cheating is universal or unavoidable is simply false.
However, it is true that we each have similar human weaknesses. The crucial difference is in the "therefore, what?" Therefore, people should be very cautious about their male-female relationships, realizing that very powerful forces are at work, which must be accounted for and properly protected against.
If you work with a woman you shouldn't be having sexual relations with, then eliminate or at least severely limit alone, one-on-one contact. Make sure your wife is aware of the working relationship and that it's clear to all that she is welcome to be around the both of you at any time. If there's any point where you would feel uncomfortable if your wife saw/heard what was going on, then that should be a big, red, flashing alarm to make changes quickly.
You keep from falling over the edge by acknowledging that there is an edge, then staying far away from it.