“if only i knew then what i know now.” if so, would things change. personal growth is not simple. as we try to grow, our lives become more complex. while we have more wisdom, we are are often more issues and more concerns.
adam levine, rock star, of the band maroon 5, and tv personality, is having one of those moments. he has been confronted with allegations of flirting and adultery. these issues do not bode well for a married man with his wife pregnant with child. he has been accused of violating the 7th commandment.
he has come forward and wrote “a lot is being said about me right now and i want to clear the air,” he wrote. “i used poor judgment in speaking with anyone other than my wife in any kind of flirtatious manner. i did not have an affair, nevertheless, i crossed the line during a regrettable period in my life. in certain instances it became inappropriate; i have addressed that and taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family.” distractify.com
this problem is not uncommon. many individuals great flirters can’t stop after they are married. is it second nature? is it that they like to keep maintain their flirting skills? or, is it something more devious?
mr. levine’s background is quite interesting. it is reported that “he chose not to have a bar mitzvah as a child because of the custom of receiving bar mitzvah gifts, explaining: “i felt as though a lot of kids were trying to cash in … i just don’t think it’s the most respectful way to deal with god and beliefs and years and years and years of cultural heritage.””wikipedia.org the young mr. levine perceived the materialism of the event as opposed to appreciating the actual meaning. dealing with god means dealing with his commandments. adulthood is the acceptance of the commandments. had he had a meaningful bar mitzvah, would it have changed his future dealings? perhaps only the master of the universe knows?
in sum, in the world of repentance and sin, the revelation of these damaging allegations were timely for mr. levine. as the jewish new year and yom kippur rapidly approach, he has an immediate opportunity to make amends with both his family and god in short order. hopefully, he and his family will have a healthy and happy new year. perhaps, a bar mitzvah is in order for the the new year.
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