Over the last few days, I keep seeing posts around social media about a particular celebrity crying over the coronavirus and everyone telling them they need to get a grip because they have all the money in the world and I just want to say –
No. That’s not how it works.
Just because you have money doesn’t mean you’re intrinsically happy. Just because you have privileges someone else doesn’t, doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to suffer.
Yes, celebrities are not on the same scale as other people. They can use that money to help themselves if they choose to – therapy, exercise classes, etc. but none of this makes them immune to human emotion. You can be rich but feel alone. You can be rich but feel like you don’t deserve anything around you. There’s no rule that says money solves all your problems – it may solve your external problems, but it certainly doesn’t solve your internal.
So, I just think it’s ridiculous that people are making someone feel bad for feeling bad. How does that help anyone?
The act of someone putting their sadness on social media is another matter in itself – to some it’s attention seeking and to others it’s just someone being real with their followers. But either way, if the emotion is real, it shouldn’t matter what background that person has. At the end of the day, it’s a sad person. And if you didn’t know someone’s background and you heard they were sad, surely you’d want to help them, not hurt them.
I’m not quite sure how people will respond to this, but I just think it’s a very interesting topic, one that I feel strongly about, so I had to share my thoughts.
Feel free to share your thoughts too below. But remember to be kind!