We see powerful men falling all the time, but Professor Sara Lipton reminds us that historically powerful men were men that could resist temptation and men who got caught up with women were deemed weak. This paragraph provides a great synopsis for this insightful article:
This conception of masculinity is relatively new, however. For most of Western history, the primary and most valued characteristic of manhood was self-mastery. Late antique and Roman writers, like Plutarch, lauded men for their ability to resist sexual temptation and control bodily desire through force of will and intellect. Too much sex was thought to weaken men
I firmly believe in the concept of self-mastery or the concept that we can control of our actions. No one can make a man cheat. While it is true that no one is perfect, we should all aspire for perfection. Unfortunately, it seems as though today’s “leaders” want to control the budget without even being about to control their own lives.