Two things happened to Sandra Bullock this month. First, she won an Academy Award for best actress. Then came the news reports claiming that her husband is an adulterous jerk. So the philosophic question of the day is: Would you take that as a deal? Would you exchange a tremendous professional triumph for a severe personal blow?
No. However, in my case, I have already been through several personal blows and an Oscar or a tremendous professional triumph could make me feel better. But, if I could have everything perfect and have the option presented, I would say no. A professional triumph may add to my life (something I didn't have nor knew what felt like having) but a personal blow would take away something I already have, something I already knows feels and is great, and giving that up would not be worth it.