Thursday, October 13, 2011

We don’t care about death.


This post was inspired by this image.



I’m not saying it’s not sad that Steve Jobs died. It is. You’re right, he was extremely successful and his company makes great products. It is sad, but it’s also sad that the guy across town died.

Everyone cared when Jobs died. On average, 5,000 die every day from AIDS. No one cares.

I know, everyone knew who Steve Jobs was. Chances are, you probably didn’t know anyone who died from AIDS on October 5th. I didn’t, but why does that make them less important?

Aren’t all created equal?

Well, yeah, but it is more sad when someone dies young.

Okay..yeah. Jobs was 56.

1 in every 6 African dies before age 5.

Tell me that’s not sad.

Well that’s Africa. This is America.

Jobs died from cancer.

It’s projected that in 2011,  571,950 American people will lose their battle with cancer.

It is really sad that Jobs died, but it’s also sad when anyone dies from cancer. No one acknowledges that though.


This guy dies June 25, 2009.


It was huge news. People all over the country cried.

Every 30 seconds a child dies from Malaria.

Well, I’ve never met them.

Prettttyy sure most of the people who mourned Michael Jackson’s death didn’t know him.

Yes, Jackson was an international star. No one knew the kid who died from Malaria.

Aren’t we all created equal?

Why do we all care when someone famous dies, but no one cares when a person we’ve never met dies?

Why is that?

I am not trying to a pull a ‘holier than thou’ thing here.

I’m just as guilty.

On October 5th, I didn’t think about the thousands of people who died that day, but I thought about Steve Jobs’ death.

It’s a constant struggle. You don’t want to be down all the time because you are constantly thinking about all the poverty and disease in the world. But it should affect us more. You don’t want to forget about it.

I think it’s a balance. A balance which is hard to achieve.

I’m definitely not there. I don’t think I know anyone who is there.


“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” –Mother Teresa.


Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful heart!

Anonymous said...

It's weird that we never think about it, but is true, some of the people we knew and loved die and some others soon will be dead too .We all need to be rescue from the death.If you have been through the lost of someone close to you, you know that the death is not normal ,if not, when this happen to you- becose it will happen to you- you'll see that what i'm saying is,why we all decided to forget and wait until this happen,why we wont try to look for a escape? why we all pretend that this will never happen to us? or our relatives? we need to think about it put our feet on the earth and ask our self,what i'm doing with my short life?i'm been wise or stupid?