I think we’re closer in opinion than you give credit Chris --
Had i been raised in the manner I initially described to you, perhaps my stance would be different ( the old nature versus nurture debate), but I wasn't, and so it is not.
So athletes cheat because of the new-found social station? I don't think so. I don't think it is a socio-economic problem necessarily -- in cases where it is
then I put to you that as rich men they think they earned the right - as poor men they think society owes them the right.
Because of the upbringing I had, and the moral character instilled in me, I can say without question that I could resist the temptation. The manner in which I was raised was completely different than the average pro player, or at least the scenario I set forth. And to answer your last question, no it is never excusable for someone to cheat.
But if you were a pro athlete you’d flush it all down the sh!tter anyhow just because you’d get worn down
? No. You wouldn’t, at least I don’t think. If you would get worn down then you will as the obscure guy you are now too!
I will give you the opportunity is higher and the selection more vast. Perhaps you of genteel upbringing might cave when the 50th gorgeous smart and equally genteel dame came along plying her wares. But I think that women of quality seldom ply their wares in groupie form... which then cuts down on your numbers pretty drastically.
and with the high moral character being bandied about in this thread I think it should be stated here and now...
Yes: SEX IS DIRTY!! if you do it right