Friday, January 27, 2012

I know it's been over a year, but I'm Back... Ready, Set... Share!

All work and no play makes Susie a verrrrry dull girl.

I was checking out at the supermarket the other day, near the gum, beef jerky and tabloid magazines. And there she was -- Amy Whinehouse. I made a comment... "That poor thing - so sad she didn't get it on time."

The woman behind me took offense. She said, "I'm so sick of hearing about these celebrity addicts. When someone dies overseas in the war, they don't get this much attention. We rarely hear about it."

Being a recovering addict, I jumped to Whinehouse's defense and immediately replied, "It's apples and oranges... You can't compare the two." I backed up my opinion by claiming these reports can worthwhile, even if it sways one person to get help.

When I got in my car, the woman's comment haunted me. Was she right? I thought?

What's your opinion?


A Mom's Serious Blunder said...

No, she is wrong. It is tragic. Period. That addict has a mom, who will feel just as much despair as the mom who lost her son in Afghanistan. There is no way to quantify or qualify a loss of life.

Diana said...

I think celebrities are just as prone to health issues and addictions as everyone else. I feel sad when anyone looses their life over an addition or disease.
I only take issue with celebrities that complain about being in the public eye under so much scrutiny.
I mean, why become a celebrity if you can't handle the attention. Go to work at wal-mart!! What do they think is going to happen?
I felt very sad for Amy Winehouse, such a loss of talent!
Good to see you back, I thought you was gone with the wind!!!
Love Di ♥

Lisa said...

I'm not an addict THANK GOD! But, I know, I could be one easy enough. I'm sad to say - I have a brother that struggles with addictions. I love him very much.

In my opinion ~ your right. That woman is sadly mistaken. Life is sacred know matter who's life it is.


karl said...

Someone who dies foighting someone elses war, usually over oil, land, or power, doesn't really get my sympathy, they joined the army for fucks sake what do they expect. Their family on the other hand is a different matter.
People who stick needles in themselves are a completely different matter. Celebrities can affford expensive rehabs & treatments,it's the adddicts on the street that I feel sorry for.I think addiction is a form of escape, for me it's all the shit thats happening around me i try to escape from war & suffering especially.
Best graffiti I ever saw "Smoke Bush not Iraq ! X