Re: Danish Delight - Caroline Wozniacki thread - vol 5
A few years ago,I overreacted when an ex-fave clung to a slimy bf...part of my concern was that I falsely viewed her as a sweet young gal with decent character who'd been mesmerized by a deceitful,much-older man.However,my much BIGGER mistake was my attitude towards the whole situation.Though I personally don't think that Rory bears any significant burden of blame for Caro's current ranking drop--and perhaps he deserves NONE(God only knows)--what dawned on me is that the bf is never the disease itself...he's only a SYMPTOM of the disease.
To wit,if you completely,physically separated an alcoholic from the liquor of his choice by locking him in a room,it would BY NO MEANS render him a healthy person,mentally.The alcohol consumption is merely a crutch for him to deal with his psychological demons;if he couldn't indulge in alcohol,he'd find another crutch to lean on.In that vein,Stepanek--shitbag that he might be--didn't hold a gun to Vaidisova's head and tell her to flush her career down the toilet to become a pathetic,laughable armpiece.That's an extreme example--Caro's NOTHING like that other gal,and we've seen her bf ardently support her on-court endeavors.The principle is the same,though: If a tennis player DOES use a bf/gf as an excuse to neglect a promising career--and I'm NOT saying that Caro is necessarily doing that--then his/her heart just isn't fully committed to that career,and he/she doesn't DESERVE to succeed until if/when he/she IS truly committed.If you somehow removed the bf,another distraction would find a niche and take his place.Ultimately,it's up to the individual to be sufficiently focused to maintain a balanced existence
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