The tales of decadence destroying Bay area elite continues to reach beyond the gated communities, economic stratus, or political positions which give one a false sense of invincibility. These individuals lost their ability to demonstrate self-control when it was prudent to do so long ago, and unfortunately lost their status and even their life as result.
A common theme involves drugs, illicit sex and criminal activity which punctuated these tales of woe. The Biblical adage of “your sin will surely find you out” applied prolifically in these tragic stories of self-destruction.
One particularly sordid tale involves a Monte Sereno millionaire living in a luxurious home reserved for the elite of the elite. The mansion and lifestyle usually is a reward for business people that demonstrate sharp business wit and maximizing their opportunities to the limit. Such appeared to be the case of this entrepreneur who made millions.
Success questionably acquired in this millionaire's business world did not translate over to the personal relationships forged by this millionaire, and these relationships forged in the iniquity of unrestrained sexual relations ultimately connected him to a criminal element that led to his own murder. Sleeping with the enemy became a reality that was undeserved, but something that easily could have been avoided by self-control.http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/03/01/slain-monte-sereno-millionaire-lavished-money-on-prostitute-documents-say/
Addiction to gambling, poor economic choices and a lack of integrity led to a meteoric fall of one of Santa Clara County’s supervisors. His failing to follow some basic rules of accounting and not submitting appropriately to fiscal discipline led to this meteoric fall from grace. You just can’t continue to pretend you can talk your way out of predicaments created by yourself.
Another supervisor’s career came to an unceremonious end with her personal demons of drug addiction and infidelity bringing her career to a crashing conclusion. The resignations of both supervisors once again revealed that the illusion of being able to hide indiscretions will eventually take a toll on your sanity and personal life.http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_20444645/embattled-alameda-county-supervisor-nadia-lockyer-resigns
The two supervisors can hopefully apply the lessons learned. Unfortunately, this Monte Sereno millionaire cannot. Sadly, the old saying that regret is an orphan should be an experience teacher that encourages those to change unhealthy and destructive behavior.
Sin is still sin regarding a moral foundation according to the word of God regardless if one, twenty, or a million practice it. Popularity does not change this irrefutable standard, a fact that challenges the free thinking of today, which ends up not being so free but quite expensive. Something may be old or archaic according to today’s moral relativism, but an old standard does not mean it should be ignored.
There’s a price for doing something and a price for doing nothing.