||[Jun. 27th, 2005|01:28 pm]
The Love Bug
What has caused the human race to have so little respect for those who have died? In fact, in a lot of cases, the same applies for those who are still living.
Do we really have so much hate and spite built up that there's nowhere else to put it?
I'm really sad that Richard Whitely is dead. He seemed like a nice man.
I've never understood this sense of humour either, stemming right back to the Space Shuttle jokes, and earlier no doubt. It seems nothing is beyond the reach of some people, but we are living in a world where people think it's a good laugh to vandalise graveyards etc.
I think it's fear.
People in this day and age are STILL afraid of their own death, and they know it's coming, that's why they make light of it. Of course, this mockery often goes much too far.
Respect for others in the modern age is drying up like water in the Sahara in hot season. It's a sad truth of the world. Technology can't cure death - people are just gonna get worse and worse, and the good men out there (like yourself) who find it deeply distasteful are going to become fewer and fewer.
I agree that it's fear and it's also that many people do not know how to deal with death.
A lot of people laugh at death because they don't know how else to react, in the same way that sometimes people who are acutely anxious will start giggling.
That said I have to bite my lip everytime a celebrity comes into the news like this. Yes it is sad but I feel a lot of people go completely over the top with it. It's kind of like when Kylie hit the papers about breast cancer, it was shocking but it was no more shocking than any other fit and healthy woman discovering they had cancer ya know?
Yeah, I quite agree. It's good that Kylie's raised awareness in her age-group that breast cancer *does* occur in women that young, (I suppose as I'm thirty I'm in that age bracket) but I think the press went much too far on it.
You're right about people taking it oo far - I remember when Freddie Mercury died, a friend of mine went into deep mourning and she'd never even expressed a liking for Queen before then. She always was a strange one, though.
After losing my boyfriend to cancer in 2002, I don't usually get upset when someone famous dies. Apart from John Peel, and I admit I'd had a bad day that day.
As I said to you this morning as soon as I saw that user icon I was rather peeved off.. that person has no respect for anyones feelings.. he may think its "just a joke" but its not right he enforces it on anyone else.
He's only just died and already they're trying to make a mockery over it!
I hope that his family never come across images like that!
Hate and spite? I'd totally agree if you were referring to those idiots who destroyed that graveyard and threw the headstones around.. but I don't see any malice meant by that. Some people (myself included) deal with certain situations with humor where others would deem humor inappropriate. C'est la vie, I consider lots of what other people do to be inappropriate but don't let it bother me, as it's great we're all different after all.
That's incredibly sad: just because the guy presented a 'light entertainment' show and wasn't afraid to laugh at himself, his death's a valid target for piss-taking?
Sadly, I feel it's just yet another example of classic dissociation - being online makes nasty tactless people incredibly brave in expressing themselves.
I do wonder just what the first poster feels they're conveying by using that icon. That they're really very clever and funny? How very shallow.
2005-07-03 11:20 am (UTC)
Get a sense of humour
I am curious has to why you condem certain people if they do not cross all the ticks in your very narrow minded box. Doesnt the bible say that people should not judge? Nobody takes the piss out of the fact you've got a big round face do they? Maybe if you quit eating and start listening you might actually learn something :D