Friday, April 13, 2012

The Life John Edwards Leads

In case any of you had any morbid curiosity.

Probably the problem that Edwards has is that although he's suffered public humiliation, there has been nothing like a public atonement or penance. The article says that Edwards probably can't go back to lawyering, given his shattered reputation: lawyers aren't generally held in high esteem to begin with, and Edwards has degraded himself about as much as a lawyer possibly can. He's wealthy enough that he doesn't need the work, anyway. Probably the only alternatives he has that would raise him in the public's eyes at this point would be to follow Christ's admonishment to the rich man: So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, "You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." I can't imagine Edwards doing this. He could, perhaps, with wise investments become a philanthropist, but he'd have to work quietly because of the ridicule he'd receive were he to do his work in the public eye, as Bill Gates does.

Maybe he should go on a pilgrimage, or live in a monastery for a while. I don't think he has enough religious faith to do that, though.

Well, he's rich enough to live comfortably and without care, if that be his choice.

1 comment:

TOTWTYTR said...

Maybe the guy on Sotobanari Island is looking for a room mate.