Do you care about famous people passing away ?

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Do you care about famous people passing away ?
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No
43% (56 votes)
Sometimes
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Doing this poll as a mean to check if i’m a psychopath as i don’t remember ever caring the least about a celebrity dying, while i’ve been extremely affected by close people passing away.

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I care in the sense that a fellow human being with skill sets and talents is now gone and we will miss what they had to offer, but at the same time I didn’t know them so it’s not personal to me.

They have family and friends that did know them and some respect should be given to that, sure fans mourn their passing but their close ties should be honored and not intruded upon. The press should also withdraw until the family has some time to express their grief and mourn, it’s not all our business right up front, let their loved ones have their moments…

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Do you care about famous people passing away ?
That depends on whether that person was doing great things for the society. Plenty of famous people out there that don’t.
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tempo wrote:

Going Gear Marshall Hoots. When he passed away i don’t remember ever caring the least about him dying. He was kind of a celebrity in the knives and flashlights world.


About Marshall
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/56596
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/56646

Answering to the OPs, it clearly depends on the person! I remember being a child crying for Ayrton Senna…

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I care, but what I don’t identify with is the outpouring or sentiment about what a wonderful person the deceased was by people who didn’t know him or her. If someone contributed noteworthy contributions to helping those less fortunate than themselves, or gave time or other contributions toward improving the world, that’s worthy of such adulation. But heaping praise on someone merely because they were a famous musician, athlete, or movie star doesn’t make much sense to me, if you didn’t know them.

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JamesB wrote:
Doing this poll as a mean to check if i’m a psychopath as i don’t remember ever caring the least about a celebrity dying, while i’ve been extremely affected by close people passing away.

Not caring for celebrities dying is normal. It wouldn’t be normal if you cared.
Not caring for close people dying is not normal.
Another fact, is that famous people are usually psychopaths. That’s why they end up famous in the first place, by stepping on others and not caring of others, including close relatives. Like this Kobe guy, not giving a sh.. for this parents.
Another fact is that psychos are very good at fooling people that they do care, or that they live perfect lifes, when in fact their life is a struggle to keep appearances

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Another fact, is that famous people are usually psychopaths. That’s why they end up famous in the first place,

pretty much all famous Hollywood actors are psychopaths
( but i can still enjoy watching them in good flicks! )

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I think it all depends on WHO passes away.

I care about a lot of celebrities, but there are plenty I don't care about as well.

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If you’ve ever had a very close person pass away and had to be notified of it happening you know that hearing it on the TV or seeing it on the Internet before you can get official word would be devastating.

Bad enough having to get the news officially, very hurtful to get it secondarily…

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I don’t care any more than if I hear about some random person passing away that I don’t know. Celebrities don’t know me, and I don’t know them apart from what they want me to know. They couldn’t care less when I die, so we certainly don’t have a 2-way friendship or anything even remotely like that. Frankly, my concern for them is about the same as their concern for me.

It must kind of suck for the families of the other 7 people on that helicopter. Only 2 people seem to matter to the media; the others are barely worthy of a footnote.

I suppose it’s not surprising that the media idolizes celebrities and pushes that on the masses. It sells clicks, and many in the media probably consider themselves celebrities and thus worthy of the same kind of idolization.

All that said, I do care when someone of value to civilization passes away. Someone that did good for society. It’s a loss. That doesn’t include someone that looks good, or can pretend to be someone important, or can throw a ball, etc.

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Celebrities? No. Them dying and clouds floating by is all the same to me, doesn’t affect my life.

People that did good things? Absolutely. For example, RIP Leonel Brizola, the Brazilian president that never was.

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JamesB wrote:
Doing this poll as a mean to check if i’m a psychopath as i don’t remember ever caring the least about a celebrity dying, while i’ve been extremely affected by close people passing away.

That just means you’ve never developed an emotional connection over sports, music or other forms of entertainment. For those who do, the athletes, musicians or actors involved can become enough a part of their life that the individual feels like they know said celebrity as closely as they do other individuals in their lives.

There can also be a realization regarding the nature of our mortality. I’m of an age where the rock stars of my youth are starting to drop like flies. Music was a large part of many of our lives growing up, and coming to grips with the fact that nothing lasts forever can be a bit jarring.

kat wrote:
Another fact, is that famous people are usually psychopaths. That’s why they end up famous in the first place, by stepping on others and not caring of others, including close relatives.

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Nope.

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Hard no. Is he a better human because he was born with the ability to play basketball? Let’s not even go into the whole sexual assault thing, He’s done some good work since then, but people die, that’s what they do. It’s often sad when that happens. As a FF/EMT ( Firefighter emergency medical person for those outside US) I have seen young people die and have horrible injuries, Young parents get cancer, head injuries, little kids get horrible diseases, It’s a shit show out there. So yeah, it sucks that him and a bunch of other people died in that crash, but I got over it, because that happens all the time.

I point to others in this group to justify how many flashlights I have.

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WalkIntoTheLight wrote:

It must kind of suck for the families of the other 7 people on that helicopter. Only 2 people seem to matter to the media; the others are barely worthy of a footnote.

I suppose it’s not surprising that the media idolizes celebrities and pushes that on the masses. It sells clicks, and many in the media probably consider themselves celebrities and thus worthy of the same kind of idolization.

Some people are famous, and some people aren't.

The media covers famous people.

That's how the world works.

And the comment "I suppose it’s not surprising that the media idolizes celebrities and pushes that on the masses. It sells clicks, and many in the media probably consider themselves celebrities and thus worthy of the same kind of idolization." does not make any sense.

They report what sells, and what is newsworthy.

It's as simple as that.

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It really depends on who it is. So far in my lifetime, a celebrity dying has only affected me a few times. All of the times it has bothered me was because they were someone who I looked up to when I was a child.
Kobe’s passing did affect me, as I’m 6 years younger than him, and Itried (obviously not very well lol) to imitate his every move on the court from the time I was in 6th grade to my senior year of H.S.
This was before the rape allegations, and Kobe was considered a squeaky clean role model, and the next coming of MJ.

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I know Kobe was a big loss for the sport so those who follow the team or the series will be more effected by this loss. When I heard about it and what they were doing I felt more sorrow for the youth lost in the accident. The daughter and her friends. My prayers are with them all.

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Depends who it is, of course. Some deaths, it’s like reading an entry in an encyclopædia, ie, has no impact whatsoever. Other times, it’s a kick in the nuts especially after you hear the reason why for the death.

Eg, Peter Tomarken. Game-show host of “Press Your Luck”, if anyone recalls.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Tomarken

He and his wife were members of “Angel Flight”, who’d use their own private plane, on their own dime, to do things like transport patients in dire need to various hospitals. They were both on their way to transport a patient when their plane lost power and crashed, and both he and his wife were killed.

 

So, someone who can just throw/hit/kick a ball better’n other people, well, yeah, any death is tragic, but you just read the story and then move on to the weather or puzzle-page or whatever.

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Kindle wrote:
kat wrote:
Another fact, is that famous people are usually psychopaths. That’s why they end up famous in the first place, by stepping on others and not caring of others, including close relatives.

Who dat? She a dead psychopath or something?

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My take is that death is an enemy to all people.
It’s better to live for something than die for nothing- George Patton.

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I“m just worried that at some point rich famous powerful people will stop dying (due to some expensive medical discovery).

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For the most part, only if I cared about them when living.

 

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slmjim wrote:

For the most part, only if I cared about them when living.


 


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I like that answer.
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About 55 million people die every year so I'm not going to take it personally, but someone close to me will always affect me.  The only celebrity I cared about that died was Robin Williams.

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