“Now Amy Winehouse is dead, like many others whose unnecessary deaths have been retrospectively romanticised, at 27 years old. Whether this tragedy was preventable or not is now irrelevant. It is not preventable today. We have lost a beautiful and talented woman to this disease. Not all addicts have Amy’s incredible talent. Or Kurt’s or Jimi’s or Janis’s, some people just get the affliction. All we can do is adapt the way we view this condition, not as a crime or a romantic affectation but as a disease that will kill. We need to review the way society treats addicts, not as criminals but as sick people in need of care. We need to look at the way our government funds rehabilitation. It is cheaper to rehabilitate an addict than to send them to prison, so criminalisation doesn’t even make economic sense. Not all of us know someone with the incredible talent that Amy had but we all know drunks and junkies and they all need help and the help is out there. All they have to do is pick up the phone and make the call. Or not. Either way, there will be a phone call.”—Russell Brand
It’s so annoying to see how many people on here get bashed and insulted because of people assuming that they’re ‘arrogant’ and ‘conceited’. It’s almost like nobody can have self confidence anymore. If someone shows a slight sign of self-worth… I can guarantee some anonymous prick will try their best to knock it out of them. So fuck if someone posts 10 photos of themselves per day, it’s their blog. You don’t need to think you’re extremely attractive to post a photo of yourself. Maybe someone is feeling a little low and they post a photo of themselves to receive a few compliments? Maybe them few compliments could make someones day and then ignorant people that hide behind anonymous ruin that with all these insults. I’m tired of people assuming that anyone with a great amount of followers MUST have let their ‘popularity’ go to their head and it must of inflated their ego. Reality check, some people are just confident and happy of who they are. It’s funny because we encourage people to be proud of who they are… then bring down the people who are confident with insults like ‘you’re stuck up’, ‘you’re arrogant’, ‘you’re conceited’ etc etc. Sorry for the rant but if you’re one of these people that try and bring confident and happy people down, THINK ABOUT IT. Maybe instead of spending the time trying to bring others down, do something productive like trying to build your own confidence and self-esteem up.