Jealousy often breeds a barrage of negativity consequences. If, however, there is just cause for the jealousy to exist, and it is created due to someone else’s actions, then it can be considered acceptable. For example, a disloyal spouse makes suspiciously flattering remarks regarding someone other than their spouse, jealousy is justified. Although, given the prior statement – skip jealousy and allow the sinful spouse to fall headfirst into the bottomless pit of sin they have chosen to commit. Leave and let them find out that the green will not be greener on the other side – rather, filled with regret, anguish, and misery.
The other form of jealousy, also referred to as “covetousness” is different. Unlike the prior, this one isn’t goaded into existence by someone else. It is the product of one’s self.
Jealousy occurs in the workplace, between siblings – “I hate my brother because he beat me a football”, and by those who simply view someone else’s “perceived” life, let’s say a celebrity, and become angry and jealous because theirs is not similar.
For those who are mature enough to remember his heyday, Gary Lineker, the former Tottenham Hotspurs player, was a man who in the early 1990’s ruled the proverbial football roost alongside fellow pop-culture football legend, Paul Gascoigne.For at least three years beginning in 1988, it didn’t matter what radio station you tuned into [kids, ask your parents what a radio station is], what TV show you watched [again, kids ask your parents what a TV is], or what school playground you happened to be in [when kids interacted with each other and didn’t spend all their time on mobile phones] boys, young, and grown men were all sporting the classic Tottenham Hotspur football kit in support of Lineker and Gascoigne [or Gazza]. It would be interesting to view the bookkeeping for Tottenham’s merchandise revenue during those years.
As the years went by with it came age. Gary Lineker continued playing on the fields until 1994. Lineker made his England debut in 1984, earned 80 caps and scored 48 goals during his eight-year international career. Following his field days, Lineker settled nicely into a post-player career as a presenter for among others, the BBC. It was a nice and obvious transition for a man who slept, ate, and played football his entire adult life.
Lineker’s star continued to rise as a presenter. However, several years ago, his star began to shine a little too brightly for some.
As is the case with many celebrities, money appears flows freely and in abundance. This to a point is true yet know this. There are typically eight to ten people surrounding these celebrities who all take a cut of every penny they make. So, when you hear of so-and-so earning a whopping 20 million pounds, divide that by ten. Then, subtract another portion for taxes. When you view those whopping great big salaries like that they don’t add up to as much as you think.
Gary Lineker’s character has always been projected as a good and wholesome chap. Not saying he is a completely righteous man because none are and none ever will be, sept the Lord Jesus Christ. However, one can deduce that Lineker is one of those who attempts to be as good as he can daily. You may then be wondering why in more recent years, Lineker was caught up in a lawsuit with the Inland Revenue Service. Surely, anyone being attacked by that straight-edge outfit is a criminal. Well, think again.
Ever heard of a witch-hunt? These were common during colonial times in the United States. Predominantly taking place on America’s East Coast, far north, women who were presumed to be dabbling in witchcraft were rounded up and killed. There was no jury, no judge, no reasoning, no allowance for slight fault. There was simply an executioner. Fortunately, the world will live in today has become slightly more civil. No matter the organization, no one or entity can just judge, try, and execute another on a whim, or even with evidence. There is something called moral decency, allowance for mistake, compassion – accept when it comes to the opening paragraph of this article.
Gary Lineker found himself embroiled in a battle with the Inland Revenue for purportedly avoiding paying taxes to the tune of 4.9 million pounds. Ludicrous as it sounds, this is what he was being blamed for – without question, without warning, and without being given any time to explain or defend himself.
Last month Lineker’s lawyer James Rivett KC told a preliminary hearing in London that the football star had been “dragged through the papers accused of not paying income tax which has been paid” and claimed there was a political element to the investigations.
Lineker won his case and scored a goal for honesty and integrity that silenced his one-sided opponent. Other celebrities/presenters have likewise been the target of Inland Revenue witch-hunts. These include Lorraine Kelly and Kaye Adams.