I feel so sorry for singing talent Susan Boyle, whose life has been hell ever since the world discovered her voice on Britain's Got Talent last May. I don't know who's managing her career, but whoever it is should be sued. Her family should take custody and control her public appearances. She shouldn't travel alone. She probably shouldn't travel much at all. Her appearances should be in a recording studio only. It's cruel and criminal for the poor woman to be subject to pressure she can't handle.
In Israel there's a different drama unfolding concerning Guma Aguiar, whose riches are financial, but he, too, could do without the public glare.
Psychiatrists talk of a Jerusalem psychosis, messiah complex etc. Has the Betar Jerusalem soccer/football team become a jinx for foreign-moneyed sponsors who saw it as irresistible public relations stunts to gain instant fame and fanatical fans? Its latest sponsor, Guma Aguiar is sequestered in a psychiatric ward and his predecessor, Arkady Gaydamak is hiding out abroad.
You can feel sorry for Boyle and Aguiar but not as much for Gaydamak, even though he has donated lots of money to people and causes in need, if a fraction of the stories about the sources of his money are true. Fame, fortune and talent aren't always heaven nor heaven-sent.
In "Pirkei Avot," Ethics of the Fathers, one of the most popular sayings is:
"Who is rich? The one who is satisfied with what he has/his portion."