I think we can all agree that every person has his or her strong and weak points. Even the biggest loser has something going for him or her – and the biggest winner a losing quality. Today I cite two different people from very different social sets as examples.
I begin with the US Attorney who prosecuted me. Brendan is a smart enough guy. If he passed the New York State bar, that says something right there. Because he’s intelligent and hard-working, Mr. King got himself a job with the US government lowering the boom on guys like me. Life is good. He operates within the law and leads a moral life (though you can never be sure after reading about the ex-New York State DA and the way he allegedly treated his girlfriends).
I move on to a girl I’ll call Jennifer. Jennifer is as dumb as a mud fence. In a million years she could never make a living at any job that required even a modicum of brainpower. But all is not lost. Jenny’s a good-looking girl with a cute body. And she excels between the sheets. While Brendan’s gift is mental, Jennifer’s is physical. And that would be great in a world of specialization but for one thing. Brainy people like Brendan (not necessarily Brendan) have determined that what Jenny does for a living lies outside the law. It doesn’t matter how many men benefit from her service. She will forever be looking over her shoulder for the long arm of the law – and fearing incarceration for improving the lives of all her customers.
And so, Jennifer ducks and lurks and operates on the fringes of a society which refuses to recognize her God-given gifts and would rather she perform a socially-accepted task for which she has little aptitude rather than do what she does best. And her only hope of respectability is to save enough money to exit the business and then move away where nobody has seen her face. None of this sounds right to me. People should be able to take their strengths and earn a living with them if they aren’t hurting anybody in the process.