I saw this today at 150 Watts of Awesome. Link on the right column. It is the last paragraph in a web post. It is so true.
Most of all, I think Mr. Armstrong will go down in history as a man who stayed too long at his own party and a man who rose to the pinnacle of success only to be pulled back down into the depths of reality by the hands of his own demons. There are many lessons to be learned. Some of them we will openly tell our children when they are young and others we will whisper in their ears when they are adults. For the young children, this is why you shouldn’t cheat. You will eventually get caught. You will be humiliated in front of the audience that once lauded you as their hero. You will disappear into the woodwork as a villain, left with nothing but dusty memories of your false glory. You will bring shame upon yourself, your family, your sport, your state, and your country for the entire world to see. And when our children are older, we will remind them that if you do cheat, don’t be obvious, don’t press your luck, and for eff’s sake, remember that the internet never forgets and the first rule of Fight Club is that you don’t talk about Fight Club, especially not in email, text, and video. Cheating is gambling and gambling is all about knowing when to fold. Greed eventually takes out even the luckiest and smartest gamblers. There is an old African proverb that says: when your shadow becomes taller than your person, your sun is setting. I strongly believe that if Mr. Armstrong had stayed retired, then no one would’ve cared or questioned and this entire matter would’ve vanished into oblivion by now instead of being front and center. But his ego couldn’t handle dwindling into the distance. So he came back… to cure cancer… I mean to promote awareness of cancer, but only because he can’t cure cancer… because you can’t cheat your way to curing cancer.