Previously published in Examiner
Part 3 of the scandals series
Scandals are juicy peaces of information that many people like to hear. Scandals can be said to be a crossover of both psychology and physical health.
Role Models and scandals
Celebrities are the role models for many young people or unstable people in general. As Franz Perls, the founder of Gestalt said, “ Garbage in, garbage out.”so is true with the types of information we absorb in today's world. The Montreal public as well as the American public love to read the scandals. They may sympathize as well.
The public may really feel for the young pregnant teenager, or the cocaine addict. This too fuels the media who continue to report on these cases in the news, in newspapers, on the Internet and on TV shows.
Even when public behavior is not an issue and living vicariously through the lives of others in the media, may be exciting to some, it is not so exciting, when it hits the political arena and changes our very lives.
Even though your best friend is sleeping with another man other than her husband, may affect you, it won't affects thousands and sometimes millions of people as it would when the scandal is of a political nature. Here the stakes are higher and the amount of people involved, either directly or indirectly, is higher as well. Apart from the numbers involved in this case, a crucial factor is that political scandals make a mockery of the very fabric of a just and moral society. Once a society falls to moral decay it also affects both the psychological and physical health of its people.
To be continued