Agree 100% but yet people in society today just seem to accept this mass public grieving as normal. The worst example of this phenomenon seems to be seen in Liverpool where almost everything their football club has done over the past 23 years has been linked in or connected to the events of the Hillsborough tragedy by some of their fans. I'd estimate the average local LFC supporter makes mention of the tragedy three times a week at least on the internet. Why? Who knows, to make them feel like they're morally superior people because they're so compassionate for the dead I suppose.
It's not just them though of course, the Muamba, Gary Speed, Marc Foe etc incidents are all examples as well. Incidentally, we do pay respect to our tragedy once a year on the anniversary but without making a big song and dance about it. Only on the 40th and 50th was it made into a big deal.
Last edited by IanDangerously; 29-06-2012 at 04:14.
Not really sure what you mean by this, but I mostly agree with your post. Whenever I see someone post on facebook how they 'miss someone so much, rip' etc etc, it makes me feel a bit uncomfortable with how tacky it all is, especially when their 'friends' start 'liking' the post, or saying 'oh so sorry for your loss hope youre ok'.
(Original post by Wilfred Little)
If you're seriously that upset, why not just keep it to yourself and get over it
But then on the other hand, I think maybe it helps them in some way - just because its something I'd personally never do, doesnt mean it doesnt help anyone.. but sadly mostly the statuses seem to be more attention seeking than anything.
Last edited by facetious; 29-06-2012 at 07:38.