Today I got a comment on one of my Dolores Aguilar posts. I've been amazed every day by how many people find my blog by searching for information about Dolores' obituary. Probably about 20 people have searched for it just today and it's only noon. So I decided to write a postscript
on my last post, and consider my blogging done for the day.
I know this is going to sound old fashioned, but whatever happened to "if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything?"ReplyDelete
Dolores didn't need to even have an obituary written about her at all. It doesn't sound like many people will miss her. Why not write those feelings down in a private journal?
I think the thing that I fear is that this will breed copycats. As if we need more bad examples in our society.
Television sitcoms and Simon Cowell from American Idol cut people down rather mercilessly. What good can possibly come from that kind of mentality? How can that not influence other people? This past weekend my wife pointed out a t-shirt that a boy was wearing that read, "If you don't like my attitude, stop talking to me."
That reminds me of a T-shirt I saw recently that said, "Some people think I have a bad attitude. Those people are stupid!"ReplyDelete
You are right about the not saying anything of you don't have anything nice to say, of course. I think it was probably cathartic for Dolores' daughter to write and publish the obit, but that doesn't make it right.