Everybody needs heroes to look up to and for inspiration, and for role-modeling. Your parents and caretakers acted as your first hero keeping you safe and warm, nurturing and providing unendless love to grow. The good news is that anyone can be a hero. Children and society gravitate toward sports warriors as a sign or enduring strength and lasting qualities. Lance Armstrong a serial cheater, wanted America to know he was an undisputed hero as he cycled mountains and won the beloved, “Tour de France.”
Why did he fall
What’s done in the dark will come to the light. Armstrong’s ego expanded out of proportion, he wanted constant recognition’s and the power money could bring. He lost touch with reality, out of control turning to steroids, and a false sense of well-being and health, feeling he could do anything and get away with it, deepening self-destructive behaviors. Add in a family history of compulsiveness gambling, alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders and criminal activity and you have someone incapable of introspection, and feeling they can do anything and get away with it.
Too much pride precedes the fall
Lance Armstrong reached what he thought was an invincible state of celebrity, and that normal society rules don’t apply to him. Armstrong had enablers all around him, and bullied them into his false worship of the bombardment of winning at all costs at his being the celebrity of the “Tour de France.” The fall was hidden by family and teammates and the storm was sooner than later sure to hit. Lance Armstrong wasn’t willing to admit he had a problem, and even used that ploy as a publicity tactic to take down those closest to him in order to keep the “state of celebrity” going.
Replacing a hero can take some time
Values are the foundation to be able to separate reality from fantasy. If you don’t stand for something enduring you will fall for anything, the temporary.
- Armstrong loses all his medals to steroid cheating
- Armstrong is being written out of history
- Lance Armstrong;Who’s who in the story
- Lance Armstrong almost lost his life and told us he would not take drugs
- Two doctors and trainer working with US Postal Service cycling team banned
- Lance Armstrong the wheels come off sophisticated doping conspiracy
- Lance Armstrong federal criminal investigation doping activity findings
- Armstrong shameless admission of guilt or dignified withdrawal
- Armstrong damning evidence to conceal the truth
- Armstrong at the heart of most sophisticated doping ring ever
- Armstrong officially stripped of his titles
- Lance Armstrong gives post at Livestrong Nike breaks ties
- USA cycling drops Armstrong from junior series
- Four sponsors step down from Lance Armstrong
- Rabobank after 28 years backs out of sponsoring the dirty sport of cycling
- Lance Armstrong sued me for libel and made my life a living hell