Famous Confessions; Rough Cuts from Reuters
“I think you know in life pretty much what’s a good thing to do and what’s a bad thing, and I did a bad thing. There you have it,” said Hugh Grant on Jay Leno’s talk show after the actor’s 1995 arrest for soliciting Hollywood prostitute Divine Brown.
Paul Wilkes asserts in his HuffPost article about confession that deep within every human heart, there is the desire to be good. Wilkes claims we all want to find and be our best selves. In essence, to go to bed each night at peace with who we are, and how we acted that day.
I am not sure why famous people confess. Does confessing clear out guilt like Wilkes claims? Or is the drive to disclose more self-serving and motivated by self-preservation?
Watch the Reuter’s video of famous athletes, artists, and politicians confessing their wrongdoings. Then decide if they are sincerely ashamed of what they did, or if it is merely public relations damage control. The video is humorous as well as thought-provoking about human nature.
This article was edited by Jeri Walker-Bickett
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