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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Celebs, Stardom, Chemicals - When It All Goes Bad

When celebrities and their ills are the day's headlines and when they die on account of the chemical concoctions that they take having the opposite effect. Really sad.

Bewildering even. We do not know what possesses a famous pop rock movie star to consume chemical elements out of bottles and then pass out in their bathrooms or bedrooms to never come back to life. Chemicals for thought.

The Cultural Industry and its products take their toll on their purveyors and the difficulty of dealing with the accolades/notoriety that come with it must be a daunting task.

Stars should be careful when treading that path. Perhaps they should take time to acclimate with their surroundings and try to ground themselves a bit more firmly in order to lead a more sedate existence, possibly free of the noisome prerogatives that come with stardom. It need not be that way.

We know there are those who have reached the heights of fame and lead prosperous, thriving and HEALTHY lives. Just because you have had public approval for your talents that is not a free ticket for your own self-destruction.

Scarier still is when physicians get in the fray and stand accused of providing heavy-duty meds for their patients. A strict no-no. Doctors should know better than that. No matter what you are promised - an island on which you can be the governor of as Sancho Panza in Cervantes' Don Quixote - or what not.

As we have seen recently in the news the outcome is not kosher. Being caught red-handed and with your pants down is not pretty. Ideally, we would all try to act a bit more responsibly and simply slap our patients' wrists if they stomp the floor or bang the door behind them. Your PEACE OF MIND is priceless.


  1. Greetings from Cape Town,
    I agree with your philosophy of 'everything in moderation.'
    Sometimes it's just hard for those in the limelight I guess.
    I like your blog - it reads easy. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you, Justin. Right on, overdoing it sucks!