Hubris, in laymen’s phrases, is outlined as extreme pleasure. Extreme pleasure to many individuals equals conceitedness. Consider what number of people you could have encountered in your lifetime who posses this high quality. Many individuals simply take care of them and others by merely writing them off. Have a look, nonetheless, at in the present day s skilled athletes and celebrities that possess this high quality. We nonetheless pay a whole bunch of per occasion yearly to see their exhibits and watch them play in extremely publicized video games. Many of those folks be taught nothing from their errors, from their attitudes, and proceed to dwell as they do, boastful people who suppose they’re above the legislation.
Take a look at politicians if you need a day by day instance of this. Many commit immoral and unethical acts the entire time however they nonetheless maintain their positions of energy with none recourse. Celebrities who rack up DUI and drug fees merely pull from their tens of millions to bail themselves out of sticky conditions. Athletes caught in related acts pay their dues and soar proper again into the sport. Whereas league commissioners typically slap hefty fines and generally suspensions on skilled athletes, with time, they’re normally proper again at it, poor conduct and all.
At what level do legislation abiding residents, sincere tax payers like ourselves, maintain our floor and say that sufficient is sufficient? Followers and followers of those folks maintain the important thing to true redemption; to true conduct remediation. What can we do? Is boycotting video games, film theatres, and rock exhibits sufficient? Sadly, there are too many individuals that overlook the conduct and can nonetheless pay high greenback to sold-out arenas and exhibits to see these celebrities, all unhealthy conduct apart.
What in regards to the legislation, league commissioners, and different associations that these excessive profile people belong to? Can they inflict harsher punishments for moral and unlawful crimes? Whereas each would probably assist to discourage the conduct, one or the opposite is just not sufficient. Accountability must be positioned on these folks by each the followers and the upper organizations they belong to. We should keep in mind, these persons are within the public eye. All the pieces that they do, each legislation, unlawful or moral, that they break, and each sorry assertion that they make is seen by 1000’s of individuals throughout the nation. The extra persons are uncovered to this, and the extra they see these people get a slap on the wrist, the extra probably the common Joe is to behave in the same method.
Public figures must do not forget that they’re within the public eye. Each motion they take is seen by 1000’s if not tens of millions and has the potential to affect folks for the higher or worse. Till one thing could be carried out to actually make them see the error of their methods, issues with extreme pleasure and conceitedness will proceed to be a conduct that’s seen match for anybody. In Greek mythology, those that suffered from hubris have been typically result in their inevitable fates, normally one which held them accountable for his or her actions. We have to do the identical.