Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Life Is Hard

I don't have any deep knowledge or deep insight into the life and death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, but such tragic events provide a reminder that lots of people live with great burdens. That people of relative affluence carry such burdens hopefully will remind more of us that many members of the "underclass" deal with such burdens, too, whether it's personal mental illness or drug addiction, or the disability of a loved one.

Losing your shit when you've got a big bank account is hard enough, losing your shit when you don't is, obviously, much worse.

I hope this isn't misinterpreted. I think someone with all the perceived success in the world can have understandable mental illness and drug addiction issues. I just mean that they aren't the only ones, and expecting those without similar means to deal anywhere near as well without help is unrealistic.