#365DaysOfWriting – Day 136

Reputations

How long does it take to besmirch someone’s name?

It’s a thought that has always crossed my mind. Of course, there’s the cliché – it takes years to build a reputation, and a mere minute to destroy it.

I wonder though, is that really the case?

Lance Armstrong’s name immediately comes to mind. He built a legacy of success, only for it to come crashing down. And in a matter of days.

But there are those who manage to hide any evidence of wrongdoing. Who go to great lengths to ensure their ‘good’ name remains so.

These are people with the power to buy out governments, and by extension, the law.

But here’s the confusing bit – everybody knows they’ve done wrong, and secretly everyone hates them, but people still clamour to work under them. How? Simply because the truth hasn’t been proven?

I wonder if their Lance Armstrong moment will come. Karma tends to evade these people, but hopefully not for long. Vijay Mallya is one of them. I dare not take any other names. Who knows who might be reading this?

Any resemblance to real-life characters is purely coincidental. This is a rant. Non-fictional…

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