Tigers Woods Analyzed by a Recovering Alcoholic
lometogo from has written 12 comments
I too am a recovering alcoholic, one day at a time, for almost 25 years. As you rightly point out, all of us, whether alcoholics/addicts/compulsive anythings, exhibit some sense of dysfunction. It's part of being human, I believe.
In reading a text of Tiger's speech, it seemed to me he did admit he was a liar, an adulterer, and felt himself superior. And, he recognized all these actions/attitudes as the ones that brought him to his fiery bottom.
I, for one, wish him well and will not judge his sincerity. As one of the program's unofficial slogans goes, "I will believe in and support him until he can do so himself".
I believe we are all on this old earth looking for the same thing: a little less pain and a lot more love and happiness.
I think Rumi's great poem, The Caravan, says it very well:
Come, come, whoever you are,
Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Even if you have broken your vows a thousand times before,
It doesn't matter.
Come, come yet again, come.
Thanks again, Andy, for your wonderful site!
john from has written 85 comments
I personally don't think Tiger Woods owes the public an appology. His family, for sure. His sponsers maybe, but that is it. Tiger Woods doesn't owe anyone else an appology and I am not sure what kind of society we believe in that thinks he does. People make mistakes and people do bad things. It happens and people should pay for it in one way or another, but there was no harm against society in what Tiger did. Well, there was that tree..Ok, Tiger Woods owes an appology also to the tree he ran into, but that's it! I am not saying I condone in any way or form what Tiger did, but I am just saying that what he did didn't affect me, nor did it affect most people who watch him play. I don't get why we have to call athletes role models. Tiger Woods is a pro golpher and that is it. If he does his job well he should get paid, and if he does it bad he shouldn't get paid. It is just like any other job. If I was Tiger Woods I would be personally offended that the Pro Golphers Association snubbed his press event. Yes, they were going to just be props, but in my opinion, they owe it to Tiger Woods big time. There have been a lot of golphers out there, but none have done what Tiger Woods has done for the sport of golf.
john from has written 85 comments
BTW I mean to say Golfers not Golphers (stupid auto-incorrect...). If there was a Pro Golphers Association I think they would be really mad at Tiger Woods, but just because of all the vibration he causes with his irons and not because of this latest scandal.
Yes, little boys should copy Tiger Woods.
I can see it now, some boy is sitting in school, daydreaming, hoping to get married, have sex with all the women he can.
But, he will do it better than Tiger, he will lie better, he will hide it better, he will never admit that he is a liar. Maybe he will fly to Brazil, and only buy girls, maybe kill them so they cannot talk. Maybe him and Mike Tyson can team up and figure out how to pay girls off better.
Children copy their parents, and as best I can tell, being a clever jerk get more admiration than being a good guy. I was happy for Tiger, he was a great Black American role model. I guess we have to rely on Obama to carry all the weight.
I am a recovering alcoholic 16 years clean and sober!!
MY driving privledges in florida are suspended for LIFE!!
But I am sober and Happy and Living a great life here in Costa Rica.
Because I practice a set of principals given to me freely, by my brothers and sisters
Fundamentally all is well !!!!!
I look forward to helping all others who ask for help