And while the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman is sad, what’s sadder still is a society where such a person meets a self-inflicted end, yet somehow becomes a romanticized object of glorification.
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It’s always sad when human beings destroy themselves as a result of poor decisions, selfishness, and an inability to resist temptation.
It doesn’t make the tragedy any more disturbing if the person is a rich, famous actor than if he or she were a kid in middle America who stupidly got mixed up with the wrong crowd and ended up becoming a statistic.
It’s all disturbing.
However, what is also tragic is the reaction to the death of a famous person by a nation who refuses to acknowledge real tragedy like 3,700 aborted babies a day.