The deceased…

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This weekend seems to have been one of those with a lot of tragedy and whether you are mourning for Oslo, Norway or Amy Winehouse, both or neither you can at least have the decency to respect what has happened. It always amazes me how people respond when someone passes away and whether it was self-inflicted or murder it is still tragic. Some people deserve to be smacked over their heads a couple of times for the inappropriate, inconsiderate comments they made public. Yes, you are entitled to your own opinion, but there is no need to be degrading about people who have passed on and how on earth can you possibly try to substantiate why you said the things you said when you are insulting someones life? Remember when the whole disaster happened in Japan and there were people saying things like they deserved it because they hunt dolphins? How is it people can actually say those things and think it is ok? You can feel whatever you like, but these days with social networking you should scrutinize what you publish, because it is available for everyone to see and it will have an impact on people. If you have nothing nice to say then rather just don’t say anything at all.

I firmly believe in ‘Do unto others as you would have done unto you.’ So for all those Christian folk out there, yes, you know who you are, those who criticize other people’s lifestyles and only mourn for those who walked a righteous path, I hope when you lose someone close to you someone turns around and says ‘they had it coming’ just like you have said about other people who were important to someone else. Maybe a dose of your own medicine will open your eyes and your heart. I am not saying mourn for a serial killer or a rapist! I know how self-righteous, religious people can get, they have to take everything to the extreme and start bringing up people who have committed unforgivable crimes and ask if we should mourn them… well NO! Use your brain and any common sense if you have it, because as far as I know we are not supposed to judge people, right? Also, if you are tweeting or facebook’ing on behalf of a brand it is very stupid of you to say anything negative about these things, because you offend people and you could chase away a number of people who used to be interested in what you have to offer. I would not want to be associated with a brand that does that.

Have some tact and try to be sensitive about sensitive matters. No one is asking you to write out a eulogy for everyone. If you feel more strongly about one death over another then so be it. I don’t know how everyone else feels about it? Was I the only one who was disgusted with what some of the people had to say? What are the other opinions out there?

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  1. My opinions:
    We all deserve to die, because this life isn’t permanent, BUT we also deserve to LIVE! Unless we are the deceased ourselves we cannot say that they didn’t live, eg:
    Amy winehouse was a drug addict and what not, but maybe doing those things was living to her. Just because it isn’t living to us, doesn’t mean it was the same for her.

    I also believe our souls all go to heaven. We are all going to the same place anyways after our time here regardless of good or bad deeds!

    • I don’t know about deserve to die, but as it is inevitable we will all meet our maker eventually and I know I would not want people to go around saying things like I read on twitter and facebook about me so I would never say that about anyone else.

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