Sex, lies, and videotape : What happens with your reputation/career if doing morally questionable things ?
Nothing happens if you are not Eliot Spitzer and are not standing in the public all the time or have a position that is somehow connected to the state and stands in correlation with the honor/pride of powerful institutions.
Paris Hilton is a good example that in our times, escapades can boost a celebrity career in a significant way : that’s what the people want to see and get entertained by. For the average Joe, his personal escapades don’t mean a thing to the world, so there is really not much to fear.
Although most western (and probably eastern too) companies prefer their employees to behave well for their own good, i.e. keeping face and a clean image, the reality is that people involved in escapades are mostly very popular guys inside of companies and climb the ladder faster. Many studies exist that give proof that people who regular go out with their colleagues for a beer (or 5…) and socialize a lot become much more successfull than the boring type clerks who just function.
How about going one step further, not only “abusing” alcohol, but maybe also proXtitutes and even dXugs ?
Having/Enjoying proXitutes among bankers for example is the common thing around NYC and London. Nobody makes a big deal about it. Guys like top investment bankers from GS or people in private equity, hedge funds simply work all the time. It is just natural and good for the company also if they can let off some steam and get back some “mental refreshment”. The girls will be happy to make some easy money from heavy pocketed customers in return.
My Thai ex-girl friend is now in a relation with a proud, educated guy : a former McKinsey Asia expat star. Does the public like to see that his new wife will become Thai : NO (the fear of western women getting replaced…). So do you believe he will leave her only because of what some old-fashioned double moral guys think ? NO, and he won’t be making worse business, maybe he even becomes stronger because of a better mental support by a caring girl.
Let’s check out the situation for soldiers : Whenever the US is fighting a new war, they need to charter some extra planes full of proXtitutes only for “entertaining” their men and keeping them satisfied and focused on the mission. Makes sense to me and no complain on my behalf. Let’s just not try to hide that fact.
For myself, nobody gives a damn that I am doing this site. Some friends know my site, other’s don’t. Nobody was shocked yet or thought he had to talk seriously with me until now.
Our lives have changed. It is not like 20 years ago. Hell, porn stars can become famous TV hosts in the western world. Ladyboys can get respected state official positions in the eastern world.
Gays become mayor in Berlin. Who the hell cares if nobody gets hurt and they do a decent job ?
FuXk the double moral. The people fighting most against this moral decadence are often the worst type of people, groups who would kill other humans because of religion, ethical standards and so on. Those people are the menace to society : They should get locked away.
Imagine I would get supported by some questionable forces, I don’t think it actually would matter much. “Simply” get rich, make sure everyone gets a piece of the cake, is happy and doesn’t want to fuXk with you.
Once you are rich enough, set up some charity foundations for children in need, for education, world hunger and green energy. Organize charity events and invite (pay them or fly them in) some celebrities.
Et voila : you are on the guest list of every major party in town, you get invited to TV shows and are one of the most respected individuals. Deny your past once – nobody will ask again and they tend to forget everything after 1 year anyway. So here we are : Living your personal dream lifestyle from early on still qualifies you to become president/chancellor of your country or to get the medal of honor (Bundesverdienstkreuz). Don’t waste your time/life because of fear a society might want to inflict on you.
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