Did you see that?
Well, I have mixed feelings about Tiger, the golfer. As a guy who held off marriage until I was 40 — precisely because I never wanted any shame and wasn’t sure I could prevent it — I didn’t trust myself — he did do the deal and so my sympathy is limited. When you’re adult, you’re responsible, no matter what.
On the other hand, how much did his dad ever teach him about anything but golf?
What I see is an almost impossible perfect storm. His formation was about The Game. From what I’ve seen, his dad wanted to create a champion golfer. He did that, completely dropping the ball on the fact that Tiger needs to have a life beyond the game. …Only because he’s a young man, there’s part of me that sees him as an unfortunate victim, while not excusing him at the same time. It’s weird, but that’s what it is.
It’s sad, really, and the only reason I chose to blog this is because my jaw dropped wide open when I saw Tiger on TV just now. Awful. He has aged 10 years in 2-3 months. Unbelievable.
Genes, people. While he may have been self-medicating via junk food, alcohol or both, it really goes to show what a combo of stress and other factors can do. Conveniently, it can be reversed, just as fast.
So this is really about the profound power of genetic expression.