One of the major headlines on all the news websites over the past few days has something to do with the new Batman movie and Heath Ledger’s “brilliant” performance.
Many critics are gushing that Heath should win an acadamy award for his performance as “the joker.”
Jan 2008, Heath Ledger overdosed on 6 different prescription drugs….a combination of pain killers and anti-anxity medicine.
Heath was 28 years old when he died…. He was handsome. He was a successful actor. He was rich. He had a beautiful 2 year old daughter…..
Yet Heath needed to take 6 different forms of prescription drugs to cope with all the stress in his life.
A soldier in Iraq who has only a few nickles to rub together, who has been forced to do 4 tours and does not know when he is going home — A single mother in Alabama whose 25 year old husband has recently been killed in afganistan — A 40 year old worker at GM with 3 kids who just got layed off and no longer has an income — the thousands of families that recently lost their homes (lost everything) due to massive flooding in the midwest…. (just to name a few)
In my opinion, the above are examples of people experiencing stressful situations.
The world we live in today … we constantly shadow true greatness because we are so busy trying to lift up mediocrity.
How can the media in america suggest that someone who accidentally dies of a drug overdose because he mixed 6 prescription drugs is worthy of being nominated for something that celebrates greatness?
Where is John Galt?