(Original post by Damien96)
Firstly I didn't insult anyone, I thought the post was perfectly respectful. I certainly wasn't personally insulting anyone. That some took it personally has a degree of overlap with my original point, it is all about them.
Saying it is I who lacks perspective is akin to "I know you are, but what am I?"
Bowie meant a lot to me, he's been in my life since I was 6. It is partly why I don't like the way people hijack grief for their own needs as I am in something of a position to judge it.
As for bringing up people abused by their parents, what point are you trying to make here? What is it you think I am trying to say? That abused kids are not allowed to think badly of their parents? It's a bizarre thing to bring up.
The point was simple enough. you may disagree, as I do with public communal grieving of those we have not met, but I have not told anyone what to feel, I have just expressed an opinion on the undignified nature of celebrity mourning.
Okay, soo, I read most of your posts, and I agree you weren't being aggressive. I do respect your opinion, but I have to disagree with it.
I personally feel like people have the right to mourn whomever they want, simply because I can't judge what role he/she has played in the mourners life.
That being said, what pisses me off is those millions of researchers, scientists, innovators, who spend their whole lives trying to find a cure for those everyday diseases we go through, try to discover what'll happen to us in a 100 years time......no one mourns them. No one calls them celebrities......
Yes, the entertainment industry does contribute to our social and emotional well-being and health, but what about that doctor that helped you brother overcome leukaemia? That scientist who is researching AIDS to save your boyfriend's life? Doesn't he deserve some mourning as well?
That's what pisses me off. Not that they're mourning, but that they're not mourning for a group of people who work behind the scenes.
All in all, I think your opinion wasn't rude, and, all you wanted was a bit of perspective. i open to debate, but, I would like to debate how grown ups do and none of this immature lark.
P.S: The second person was figurative. Not meant for you.