One has to wonder what’s going through Charlie Sheens mind. But I suspect that I’m not the only person who’s wondered how often the mega successful think “Why should I put up with crap? I’m rich!”
The problem is, that place only leads to ruin. As tempting as it is to lash out at your critics and demonstrate your capacity to operate without restraint, no man is an island.
When my son was younger, he asked me why certain words were considered “dirty”. I told him that these were were selected, fairly arbitrarily, by society as being unacceptable for polite conversation. I told him that he should do what he thinks is right and not feel he is forced to live by social norms but at the same time to recognize that there are consequences for violating social norms. My message: Pick your battles carefully.
Charlie Sheen is demonstrating that he is not bound by social norms but he is also paying a price for it – social ostracization (is that even a word?). So unless he plans to live in his own private fortress, he isn’t winning. He’s losing. Badly.