Welcome to the Dog-Days of Summer! It’s hot, sticky and the kids are bored.
The summer of 2015 has been an exceptional time. It has been characterize by two very different men: Bruce “Caitlin” Jenner and Bill Cosby. Think about this.
Picture it. American 1985.
America has two sweethearts. Bruce Jenner is an All-American sporting hero. He saved the 1976 Olympics by winning the decathlon and becoming the face of Wheaties. He was the ideal American male. He had beautiful kids, a beautiful wife and was a person everyone looked up to in business, entertainment and sport.
We also had another hero. Bill Cosby was everyone’s father. The Cosby Show was a genius combination of hilarity, intellect and American values. We looked to him to guide us. But let’s step back… even before The Cosby Show Bill Cosby was a legend. From I-Spy to his stand-up comedy, we all listened to Cosby.
I remember laying on my carpeted floor in front of the TV watching Bill Cosby Himself over and over. We had all of the monologues memorized.
The men were at the very top of their chosen careers.
Now fast forward to Summer 2015. In many ways we have lost them both.
Bruce Jenner was living a lie for years. He wanted to be a woman. However the man we thought we knew will forever be lost. However, Jenner had the courage to show his true self and is being celebrated.
Cosby’s secrets have come out and we see that it is true he had a spotless reputation but his character was flawed.
His former co-worker Joseph C. Phillips was on Sunday Morning yesterday and brought up some thought-provoking questions about Cosby.
Check it out here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/joseph-c-phillips-on-bill-cosby-and-character/
It is inevitable that our heroes will fall. We build them up to be perfect people but in reality we are the same.
We all make choices and make mistakes. Some mistakes are unforgivable.