Friday, April 27, 2012

Unaffordable games

In Taiwan adultery is a crime punishable by prison terms, yet it is not an offense subject to public prosecution. In another word, only the legally wedded spouse has the right to press charges against his or her unfaithful half. Why did the legislators make this proviso when the law was first made? It is obvious that they considered adultery is a matter within private realm which should therefore be an issue of morality than legality. Why Taiwan still retains punishment to unfaithfulness may attribute to the social moral pressure under the influence of traditional Chinese sense of family value. However, some begin to think of decriminalizing adultery.

Recent news report about a Taiwanese playing professional baseball in America involving himself in an extramarital affair has called the public attention about how we should see adultery. This player claimed that he met his paramour when he was undergoing rehabilitation after an injury, a time when he was in pretty low mood because he was not sure of how long his career as a professional athlete would last. When he tried to end this relationship out of guilt eight months later, she thought otherwise. The player and his agent did not tell if he was blackmailed.

Some saw this matter more liberally saying that what they liked watching was his pitching, but some regarded him bitterly for cheating on his wife. Some accused him of betraying his wife and his fans, but some thought he should be treated as any other men and men, married men in particular, do make mistakes from time to time. Nevertheless, the affair no doubt has hurt the image of this player and probably cost him tons of money for endorsing various kinds of products.   

It is not always easy for a male to resist temptation from a female other than his wife, so a guy should have a clear sense about what games he may play. 

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