As long as people in the public eye do their job well, does it matter what they do in private?

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As long as people in the public eye do their job well, does it matter what they do in private? by Mind Map: As long as people in the public eye do their job well, does it matter what they do in private?

1. Examination of private issues is significant because it leads to a more realistic and deeper understanding of the public figures.

1.1. Public's assessment of public figures and how they reflect societal issues are increasingly shaped by their private actions rather than their job performances.

1.2. On law- breaking

1.2.1. Peformances at work does not exempt anyone from the laws of the land

1.2.2. The law is a fair world and it does not take into account anything else except for the moral actions of an individual.

1.2.3. Public figures often find their private actions matter more than those of ordinary people since what their cases become a measure of the rule of law in the society.

1.2.4. Illegal private actions of public figures matter, regardless of how well they do their jobs.

2. Many things done in private are still subjected to the public's eye, due to today's media and other forms of technology.

2.1. Internet access

2.2. Social networking sites

2.3. Entertainment news websites

2.4. Broadcasting news

2.5. Private actions will still be made, discussed and interpreted by the media

2.5.1. Inevitably shapes the perception of the person

2.5.2. Raise awareness of deeper issues

3. Yes, it does matter.

3.1. Division between what public figures do in private and in public is not clear.

3.1.1. Trivial private actions have greater consequences under the public's amplified scrutiny.

3.1.2. Influence public's opinions, no matter liberal and pragmatic people may argue.

4. The public has the right to know what public figures do in private, especially when they are leaders selected by the people.

4.1. It is only right that the public is informed before they choose who is to represent them.

4.2. Misconduct even though not illegal, should be made known to the public because it exposes a decpetive public image.

4.3. Leaders should be upright and be idealistic in character. (Meeting the expectations of the people)

4.4. Private actions matter when they undermine the role public figures play in leading and inspiring society by embodying certain ideals.

5. Emphasis on integrity

5.1. A person's actions should be moral beyond the confines of the job.

5.2. All people should be held to those high standards.

5.3. Public figures have to be accountable to their own actions.