cheating the hangman
So Ken Lay is dead. There can be no doubt that his demise is attributable to the stress of his last few years on earth, a criminal trial, a conviction. How should you feel ? Vindicated ? cheated of revenge? non plussed ? (although to say you are non plused implies you know what that means). I did not directly lose any money in that Enron debacle, although I knew people that lost everything, I mean everything.Putting Lay in jail would not have brought it back. His death certainly does not.Maybe it gives people a feeling than Justice was done, an eye for an eye. Maybe people are mad that he died in a vacation home in Aspen, and not in jail after being sodomized by some big con. I don't know. I do know that I can be quite resentful and if I had lost my retirement money because of a lot of human greed by a few high salaried Enron plutocrats, I would have given the question of his death a lot of thought.The capacity to forgive is much easier when you are advising someone else and not making the decision yourself.