You all are possibly worried right now, if you have any illegal dealings, which I’m sure most of you do. This isn’t because politicians are nasty people who do illegal stuff, it’s because every person breaks the law at least once in their life. And it seems to be that the higher up the food chain you are, the worse you illegal dealings are. You are probably worried then, because of the David Garrett saga. I know most of you will pay PR people, but there is one way you can avoid doing the David Garrett. Even Mr. Garrett himself could have stopped the entire incident from happening. In fact, there are two options. Firstly, there is don’t be a cock. Because David Garrett must be a cock if he ever thought it was funny/appropriate/anything other than ridiculous to steal the identity of a dead baby. But that’s not going to happen – those who are cocks seem to want to be cocks. So this leads us to the second option.
The public has the ability to forgive. They just need to be given the chance to do so. If David Garrett had, as he entered Parliament, said “yeah, I was a bit of a dick when I was younger. I stole the identity of a dead baby. And you guys should know, because I’m representing you.” he would have avoided most of the situation. People would have been disappointed. But he would have given them the choice to forgive. And most will.
So, it’s simple. If you screw up, admit you are human. If you let people forgive you, they might just do it.