Celebrity Deaths

With some of the posts about David Bowie finally beginning to wane, I just want to ask everyone a simple question.

Could you imagine how great life could be if we appreciated the people around us as much as we should when it actually matters?

Tributes are great and all, but make sure the people who are important to you know it when they’re still here to hear it.  David Bowie obviously knew people thought he was great at the height of his career.  I’m sure he knew he had enduring fans.  But it should never be our reaction to honor someone the most at their death.

And to those of you who feel uncomfortable when someone lets you know?  I feel sorry for you.  I don’t know who has crushed you so badly that it makes you not want to know your importance to someone.  But people like me are going to let you know whether you like it or not.  At that point you have two choices.  Either suck it up and deal with it, or make yourself unimportant as some of you choose to do.

Tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone.  Make sure people know you care.

 

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Author: Josh Wrenn

Cancer survivor, wanna-be artist, musician, author, and all around good guy.

17 thoughts on “Celebrity Deaths”

  1. Oh wow Josh! This is so on point! I am still dealing with the aftermath of abuse so I have taken over the abuser’s job and beat myself up constantly with name calling and put downs. My husband says to me, “Don’t talk about my wife that way!” I never considered that it would be an insult to him to put myself down because after all, he chose me. Thank you for caring about people in spite of themselves.😍

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  2. We immortalize celebrities and famous people. There is some sort of thing in us that thinks that they will live forever. In some small way they will through their works but its unrealistic to think they will be with us eternally.

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  3. Love this Josh!! Spot on. Why do we put so much emotion and praise towards people we generally never even meet? Granted they can touch us and our lives, but how about we praise the people who live in our space?

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  4. This is something I’ve wondered about for a long time. Along with the thing we do about glossing over and remembering everything as though all was perfect. No. Screw that. People are flawed, dynamic creatures. And there’s beauty in even that.

    But I digress. I fully agree. It’s like those song lyrics, “don’t know what ya got, ’til it’s gone….” It’s true. Shamefully so.

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  5. When Frank Zappa was asked about how he wanted to be remembered when he was dead, he said something along the lines of “it doesn’t matter”.

    I think that it’s fine for people to be sad about David Bowie, but I’m somewhat disturbed from seeing that there are people who are pouring out almost as much grief as they would for a family member.

    It’s difficult to deny that David Bowie had an impact on music, but at the end of the day he was a person and that’s what people seem to have trouble understanding.

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