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Huan Yi
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an exclusion from greatness?


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Or an excursion to senseless?
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You know David. Dear John. and the punishment.  
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FDR, Prince Charles, John Kennedy (although, he didn't reallyhave the time to be truly great), Irvin "Magic" Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr... and too many others throughout history have been adulterers....what prevented them from being great?

What would you attempt to do...if you knew you could not fail?.
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Great at what? Great writer? Great scientist? Great athlete? It would seem to be a largely irrelevant criteria to most fields. It's a bit like asking if adultery is an exclusion from diabetes.

On the other hand, I have to suspect adultery would probably exclude someone from being a great husband or wife?  
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Talking about Ten commandments. Every single one has not block human to become a great hero.
Are we too human or just average human?
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Dear Huan Yi,

         For whom?  Doesn't seem to bother some folks, does it?  And it scoops rhe heart out of others.  I'd think that if you had a solid pair bond with your partner, it'd pretty much run to the latter, and if your bond were more based on power and monry, you'd be in a situation where you'd adapt to the first.  Lot's of those marriages around and many of them are political.  As long as there's still lots of that joy juice running, I'd think that adultery would be more about threats to the power distribution in the relastionship than it would be about betrayals of love; though if everybody was very very lucky, love would be a factor there, too.

     That'd make it tough for politicaL marriages to break up while there's still some of that power junk for one person or the other to use.  In love marches, you hear the occasional, "Please, dear, not in front of the children!" while I can almost hear the equivalent sotto voce "Darling, let's not do this in front of the voters."  I find the thought amusing, anyway, though my wife frequently thinks I'm a cheap date.  A few thoughts, anyway, BobK.
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ever heard the phrase "fly in the ointment"?  Ron is partially right about the possibility of excelling at certain unrelated things.  And yet I think such a path would affect every area of one's life.

Stephen
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Yes.

As a rotten and sour part of an apple is excluded from being a healthy and sweet part.  Though another part include greatness, a rotten part does not.


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Yet both parts create the whole.
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And that one part can spread.  If one is not faithful to his spouse, will he be trustworthy in other dealings?

Jesus said to pluck out your right eye, and to cut off your right hand if it causes you to stumble ... so that the whole body might not be ruined.  (of course he was speaking spiritually here).  The principle is the same:  One cannot so compartmentalize life that one part does not touch the others.


Stephen
 
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