Philosophical Gems in Unexpected Places

Sometimes your entertainment can make you think. One of those deep thoughts came while listening to Pre-Game 95, which is one of the shows done by TBGWT. The Pre-Game is a discussion about of a number of miscellaneous topics before the co-hosts, Rod and Justin, do the network’s sports show.

In a discussion about a clip from Tiny and T.I.’s reality show that relates to reasons behind their impending divorce, Rod made a really good point about how the destruction of infidelity goes beyond the physical.

“This is why I don’t cheat,” he said. “The problem isn’t even the cheating or getting away with the cheating. That’s what everyone thinks the problem with cheating is. No. There’s probably a ton of people who get away with cheating. The problem is you rob your relationship of trust and you rob yourself, first and foremost, of trust. You can’t trust your significant other ’cause you know what you’re capable of while keeping [an affair] under their nose.”

That stuck out to me. Essentially what Rod was able to verbalize is while the physical act of cheating is bad, it may not be the worst part of the act. In committing infidelity, the cheater robs themselves of the peace of mind that trust can bring and allows paranoia to move in. Paranoia that in many instances leads to actions which eventually dissolve the relationship.

I’d post a clip or the episode here, but it’s part of the network’s paid subscription offerings. If you happen to subscribe to the TBGWT premium feed, this part of the discussion happens around the 1:24:25 mark of the episode.