Eliot Spitzer

This week another powerful man in our country fell from grace.  But this shocking news event is not so shocking on the heels of Senator Craig and Ted Haggard’s behaviors, and I don’t think we’ll ever forget Bill Clinton’s sexual indiscretion. It seems like these events are coming faster and closer to one another as time goes on and we all shake our heads and ask “why?” 

Why would someone so seemingly together with a future so bright throw it all out the window?   There’s no sound intellectual reason for this because we’re asking, “why do smart men do such profoundly dumb things?”  Entitlement, compartmentalization, and denial work in ways to shut out the intellect.  Emotions run high when a person is used to being in a position of power and actually “gets off” on that power.

High risk sex like hiring prostitutes, having anonymous sex in a bathroom or having sex with an employee all create an adrenaline rush that can make a person feel euphoric and invincible.  People in power positions often delude themselves into believing that they won’t get caught. Sex Addiction Los Angeles

These kind of sexual behaviors can lead a person to wanting more and more to the extent they forget about everything that’s important to them.  They are in a dissociative state so nothing matters but the experience and the “high.”

We can only hope that Mr. Spitzer finds his way to getting the kind of help he needs and that his family finds some way to heal from the pain we can only imagine they are going through.

For more details on what exactly happened to Elliot Spitzer you can go to the CNN website at www.cnn.com


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