|06-29-2009, 09:48 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Ephemeral fame and beauty.
Reflecting on the recent deaths of some of our entertainment icons, we are reminded of how fleeting and ephemeral fame and beauty truly are.
It also demonstrates how skewed human priorities are in this society and the world in general.
Each day, thousands of our little brothers and sisters die from the ravages of hunger and preventable diseases, and most of us show not the slightest concern.
Yet, when one rich and pampered entertainer passes, the world enters into a great state of bereavement.
The spirits of each and every child on earth should be just as precious to us as the earthly "idols" we worship at the altars of television and magazines (even more so).
This reminds me of when Princess Diana died a few years back. Much of the world went into deep sadness.
While in that same week, during the commotion of all the flowers and mementos being laid at the gates of the palaces where Diana resided, Mother Theresa quietly slipped out the back door of this mortal realm and received nowhere near the attention.
Mother Theresa was the one who was truly deserving of our tearful farewells and gratitude for what she imparted to us spiritually, not the pampered princess.
Now I am not saying that we shouldn't mourn the passing of someone who has brought us smiles and joy over the years.
I am merely suggesting that when we as a world can mourn the deaths of little children who die from lack of bread and water to sustain them, or the deaths of wrinkled little nuns who go through hell taking care of those we should all be caring for...
...when we can mourn for them in the same way that we mourn for the famous and the beautiful,
maybe then we can think of ourselves as being truly "enlightened."
|06-29-2009, 10:25 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Yes, you are very right in all the things you say, but its mostly the way these people were raised and how they are taught to prioritize things in life. What ever benefited them most in their earlier lives is what they will care for the most, not the kids all over the world who die from hunger and no fresh water.
It is sad, but not something others should be sad over. It is simply their lesson to learn and understand not yours to be upset of how wrong they do things. It's been like that and worse for hundreds of years, and to my belief coming to an end soon to really open up the doors to a new way of life. It is dearly needed at this time.
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