Something to think about
You know, in lieu of the recent deaths of celebrities, I’ve seen quite a bit of pictures/posters circulating on Facebook of which I feel it necessary to say something. One of the most recent ones is this:
Now this is a very untrue and insensitive statement. First off, that person may be a celebrity, but they’re still a person, someone’s family member and friend. How would you feel if someone said that about your mother or close friend? Secondly, millions of people around the world die everyday. Whether it be by wars, famine or other epidemics, they died. Those people may’ve left family and friends behind. They cried! I get what this person is trying to say in this poster but at the same time, they’re belittling someone’s right to grieve over a loss and at the same time counting the love ones of those dying as nothing. It is very insensitive to both sides of the tragedy by making this statement.
When my mother died, thousands cried! It wasn’t millions, but she was loved by many. She is missed everyday, cherished everyday and remembered by those who’ve been touched by her life. What this poster is saying to me is that if she was loved by a number with three more zeros, it’s wrong! Or if she wasn’t adored by millions, not even one, she’s nothing! THAT IS NOT RIGHT!
My point is, bring awareness to the injustices in the world without bashing or condemning in the process. The truth is, we all have struggles in this life. We all wrestle not only with flesh and blood but also with powers and principalities. We are all affected when someone dies—so don’t ostracize one another for going through the same struggles as you do.