|Doris Day, a beautiful woman and a human being|
With the untimely sudden recent death of Whitney Houston, a uniquely talented and beautiful singer one is reminded of how many of our most talented singers have wasted their lives due to their drug addiction. In the end, they killed themselves by their selfish overindulgence in drugs. This weakness has always baffled me. I never understood how these people had the self-discipline to work hard at their God given natural talent lacked such will power to not succumb to drugs. I've heard all the stories about the "pressures of fame." Give me a break. Who among us doesn't have "the pressures" of every day life. Please. Perhaps the only difference is that we don't have a seemingly unending supply of money to keep the drug lords of the world in power by spending their fans money to feed their drug habit. And yes, I have heard all the stories that "you should always say something nice about someone when they die." I'll say something nice: They made good music, music that I liked. Some music that I loved. But look at the lives they lead. They were all trains going down the Tracks of Life without brakes fueled by the obscene amounts of money they talent and fame generated.
So here is the latest list of celebrities who ended their life much too soon because of their drug habit:
Just a partial list folks. There are many, many more.
Do all singers have to self destruct? Do all singer have a drug addiction? Do all singers waste their time and money on themselves? No, not all.
Doris Day comes to mind. Doris a beautiful woman. She has a lovely voice. She is a wonderful actress. She cares for animals. Doris has a valued life. Doris respects her fans.
So while all the accolades come in the next days and weeks at "what a wonderful person, woman and mother" Whitney Houston was, keep in mind there is another famous singer celebrity who didn't throw her life away on drugs. Maybe someone will read this and take a lesson that to be "cool" doesn't mean how wasted you can get on drugs but rather leading a good and valued life, much like Doris Day.