As I write this, Whitney Houston’s funeral will be in a little over an hour. I want to begin this post by saying R.I.P. to her:
Of course everyone knows about her once in a lifetime voice and her later struggles with drug addiction. I always wonder why the same people that ridiculed and vilified her were the first to “mourn” her loss. It’s the double-edged sword of fame. I think people neglect to realize that celebrities, though they are living these lives that we all aspire to live, are still human beings. Many people treat celebrities as objects instead of real people. It seems strange that one could take a celebrity, celebrate, adore, and put them on a pedestal one moment and then months later, ridicule them and treat them like a pariah. I guess it’s because you don’t see these celebrities day to day lives so there’s a sort of emotional detachment. I believe in this life you should take everything for what it is-never elevate anything too high, yet never completely devalue anything too low either. Everything has it’s flaws, but everything also has beauty; just something to think about.