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Lessons From the Lance Armstrong Fiasco

AnneG Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 9:32 AM
Envy is one of the 7 deadly sins, not jealousy. Pride is the primary and real one here.
Chip. Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 1:27 PM
You are talking about Lance Armstrong and I am talking about those who exposed his doping practices. But yes, you must be right about his pride. But it must have been tempered somewhat by always having to be quiet about it, into a sort of lifestyle overshadowed by a psychopathic battle of wits. That would be an interesting discussion and probably involved more than just pride alone. But about those who exposed him, I think jealousy would be closer to what they had than envy. I think they all did not want what he had. I think that rather, they wanted no one to have it rather than Lance to have it (the titled, fame, etc), so they took it away from him and then none of them had anything. That would be the work of jealousy.

Lance Armstrong has gone from being one of America’s most celebrated athletes to one of the most disgraced athletes of all time, from an inspiration to millions to a laughingstock to the world. What can we learn from this debacle in light of his recent confessions?

1) Even if “everyone is doing it,” that doesn’t make it right. When Oprah Winfrey asked Armstrong if he felt like he was cheating when he engaged in systematic doping to win seven consecutive Tour de France championships, he replied, “At the time, no. I kept hearing I'm a drug cheat, I'm a cheat, I'm...