>>4062> You're acting like those two things are so inseparable.
If the leadership and major figures of Hollywood were pure, such corruption would not spread in the first place. Prostitution, drugs, etc. would not be a part of it, period.
For example, if I were an employer I would have my employees take a drug test before hiring. I don't care if they have the skills, I want people around me who are healthy and, if they were addicted presently, to be willing to make themselves cleaner, healthier, and better in order to work in my organization. If I were a leader, I would want people I was responsible for to be happy
with who they are, and so would truly
discourage self-destructive behavior. Not just wait to publicly renounce it whenever someone is caught, then claim they had "no idea" that a scraggly, bruised up, white-nosed, deathly-looking 20 year old woman was addicted to crack.
Hollywood has no such requirements, because not only does it profit from dramatic "Young actress addicted to METH - see how her life was destroyed in this new TV series" types of media, but it actively encourages it by acknowledging that its most powerful members have been engaged in such behavior for decades, yet they expect us to believe that nobody
ever saw anything happen in that time. The only thing that tells everyone is, "don't get caught.">>4065
>I'm definitely a blackbird. Only difference is, unlike the others, I only hurt myself.
That is a more
acceptable way of living, but will also only last for so long. The reality, which I have only very recently learned myself, is that one can only withstand self-abuse for so many years before it begins to leak out into the world. For example, I used to self-harm physically, but one time I slipped up and exposed the parallel slashes on my arms, and the whistle was blown. So unless your abuse is of some type that wouldn't make others wary or uncomfortable, then it might hurt your employment anyway. I will explain my reasoning:
Alcoholism will not work forever, as eventually you will show up to work stinking of alcohol, and even if that isn't a problem, it will eventually
affect your performance, and if that
isn't a problem, eventually you will be late for work because of it, and if that
isn't a problem, then one day you will come in late, be stinking, be working like shit, AND Mr. Important Businessman of the Century will be visiting that day, you will make your boss look like an idiot who can't control his people, and he will fire your ass to save his skin. It would be the same with drugs, but this is a generic example of a common form of self-abuse that I have seen a lot of - you may actually have some specific kind of self-abuse which will not bleed out, but I will give a personal example which I think may be more relevant:
I was recently overwhelmed by apathy, and the problem wasn't that I suddenly cared, the problem was that someone had to bring to my attention that I was being too apathetic.
I didn't notice that I was openly and casually advocating deadly violence, espousing racist views, or not grooming quite enough. I didn't care.
A notice of my dismissal or some kind of lawsuit would have been the first
thing I would have seen that would have let me know I was being way
too apathetic about what happened to me, what other people thought of me, or why caring about myself was actually
directly related to my employment. I __never__ would have figured, but there it was. I was so free from care about what others thought or felt about myself or anything else, that I could have gotten myself fired.
> (OP post) It was a serious emotional trauma but I put off dealing with it by choosing that moment to try my hardest to get a job
This was my same experience, and about 7 years later it just caught up in that it could have directly threatened what I worked for.
Failed relationships, hurt feelings, isolation, depression, etc. have all
already transpired, but I care less about those than I would if all of my work, time, pain, and loss all went to waste because I lost my job due to true ramifications of that decision.
This reminds me of a "Psychologist to the Stars" that I once met in a meditation circle - people who make hundreds of dollars an hour to literally help household-name celebrities put their socks on in the morning, in one of the most dramatic examples that he could give to me. An A-list celebrity that was so depressed that they called for support around 15 times a day when just getting out of bed, making breakfast, getting in the car, talking to their spouse or partner, etc. became mentally too-much for them to handle.