'role model idolizing'
no one is ever who we think. no parent can ever know his or her child more than the child. no husband or wife can ever know one another more than the individual himself or herself.
to say Tiger Woods 'let us down...he's not who we thought he was...he owes us an apology...he lied to us...he was supposed to be a role model..." is far dangerous than anything Tiger's ever done (perhaps even contracting a disease or STD).
parents are responsible for being their children's role models. false hope lies in idolizing and seeing anyone as perfect or exempt from human error. i feel sympathy for those who placed their all in Tiger as a role model - no one is ever squeaky clean, perfect, or an utmost example.
i adore Tiger for his genius--the world's best golfer--but i would never expect him or any other to be my children's hope in every way.
Tiger's fall shows that he is human, very capable of 'a' worse, and it makes him (in my humble opinion) an even better person---he is not exempt from 'mistake' or even desire. to believe anyone is...is a dangerous outlook.