The Curious Case of Lance Armstrong

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F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote, "show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy." Nowhere does this quotation seem more apt than in the case of Lance Armstrong. Full Story
halito

Winnemucca, NV

#1 Jan 15, 2013
How does testicular cancer spread to the lungs and brain?
halito

Winnemucca, NV

#2 Jan 15, 2013
Too many sperm cookies?
RockyFjord

Cocoa, FL

#3 Jan 15, 2013
No, I don't think that quotation applies to lance Armstrong. He was
never a hero, but only a false hero, one who masses of people
believed in, but beliefs and reality are not the same thing. Since
he was not a hero, more of a charlatan, his downfall is not tragic,
only fate, karma if you like. Oriana Fallaci wrote about fate in her
novel Inshallah: Fate hates calculators. Those who think they got
it figured out and can beat the game at its own rules. Fate has a
way of undoing such people. Probably not all of course, no doubt many sociopaths become politicians and finaciers. Those with conscience will pay a price as Dostoevsky pointed out, but even those like Armstrong who had no conscience, a personality disorder type, fate sometimes catches them in their own arrogances and devices. No, he was never a hero, and he wouldn't have confessed if he wasn't between a rock and a hard place. Just your average run of the mill narcissist.
halito

Winnemucca, NV

#4 Jan 15, 2013
The word is grey? Does Grey matter? Ever put a grey fungus under a microscope?

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