Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Amy Winehouse

So another celebrity (by social standards) dies, and everybody has an opinion. People who didn't even know this woman are saying things like "she was an addict and was asking for it", "she was sick and died of her disease", "celebrity got the best of her"....

Who are we to decide this?

There probably is truth to all of those, but the real question is this, WHERE WERE YOU?

A lot of the same people who criticize and even those who sympathize with Winehouse's plight are the same people who openly take enjoyment in the shenanigans of Charlie Sheen, Paris Hilton, and Lindsay Lohan.

It's all fun and games until some dies isn't it.

Where are you when someone close to you has those same issues?

When someone close to you succumbs to substance abuse or mental illness, do you have the absolute reason why it happened, or is it "different"?

Do you ask yourself "Where was I?", or do you victimize yourself by thinking "why did this happen to me?", and justifying yourself with "I just didn't know".

"IT" did not happen to you but to them, and you "should have known".

As a society we all know that Amy Winehouse dug her own grave, but as individuals we excuse ourselves as "not knowing".

Why do we "not know" when it hits close to home?

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