How do high-profile people placed in positions of responsibility handle pressure?
My emotional release from tensions has always been art or music. A guitar is within most people's financial reach, anyone can make room for one in the home, it can be played by all age groups, and is highly probable—even easier than carrying paints, brushes and an easel around. The trained staff at guitar center overland park are amongst the best you could go to for advice on choosing a guitar.
We all need music in our life. We need to develop coping mechanisms. Few have combined music as a means to de-stress following a demanding day's work quite as successfully as Detroit Judge Steven Rhodes. One of the pressure-cooker jobs he had during his legal career was to oversee the largest public bankruptcy case in U.S. history. He handled it with compassion, inviting retirees and residents to tell him what the city's massive restructuring would mean for them. Listening to each of those testimonies, becoming aware of the human impact when businesses fail, would be stressful.
Rhodes had a not so secret weapon to rise above the strain of the law profession—music, or, more precisely, playing music on his guitar. Once he exited the courtroom, he became Steven Rhodes, husband to Kathy, who he had wooed by playing her songs such as the "Sound of Silence," ''Eve of Destruction" and "Sloop John B."
The Indubitable Equivalents was the band he played rhythm guitarist in during his off-duty-hours.
I think that if more high profile public figures made time to pursue an art form, especially music, the world would be a more compassionate place.
Here comes the Judge, sculpture, by Steve Wolfe.