Monday, October 31, 2011

Seeing and hearing what they want....

My husband and I just watched the Godfather part 2 last night, seriously, still one of the BEST movies of all time, and there was something that stuck out to me...people see and hear what they want. You marry into a mafia family, knowingly, don't question your comfortable surroundings, you need not worry about money and you are surrounded by body guards with guns....but yet, you bury your head in the sand and pretend you don't know the truth of how you happen to have the nice clothes, the nice house, new cars etc....It reminded me a bit of Bernie Madoff...His wife and son just did an interview claiming they didn't know anything about his Ponzi scheme...They both enjoyed, along with the rest of the family, all the opulent surroundings their lifestyle could afford them...Yet, they never questioned where the money came from...and to this day, they continue to live quite well, off the money Bernie stole....still claiming to not know a thing about what good old Bernie was up to...could be true, I suppose, because in all honesty, if in your gut you had a feeling something was off, or not right, but you still wanted all the things you have and continue to want, would you rock that boat and see what tumbled overboard? Most people would continue to bury their heads in the sand, look the other way and then claim ignorance...Pretty pathetic, especially in the Madoffs' situation, because I am sure the victims wouldn't mind having a bit of their lifestyle back as well....

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