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Phillip Seymour Hoffman

February 4th, 2014 | Posted by Sara in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

  Such a tragedy.   Such a talented actor.  So sad. 
Hoffman was a great actor.  His Oscar winning performance in “Capote” was amazing and inspiring.  His performances in “The Talented Mr. Ripley” as well as “Patch Adams” were some of my favorites.   I was saddened on Sunday when I heard of his passing.   Since then people have been commenting on his drug habit as much as his talent.
America has a very dark problem.  Our  drug and alcohol issues are in the news every day.   It seems like celebrities such as Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus are promoting alcohol and drug use while most parents are telling kids to Just Say No.
The question remains:  What is the overriding problem that causes people to use drugs and why do we glamorize it?
I’m not going to say I have the answers.  However,  I do know that we glamorize drug use.  News outlets printed how Hoffman overdosed.  We were fascinated by the details.   Why?
We are fascinated by the party culture of Hollywood.  Why?
When are we going to wake up and stop medicating ourselves?  Our lives are precious and special.  Infecting ourselves with drugs and alcohol will only lead to death.
We don’t need any more premature deaths like Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Cory Moneith, Amy Winehouse, Heath Ledger, River Phoenix, Janis Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, Judy Garland, and the list goes on.
During this awards season there will be various tributes to Hoffman.  He was very special but we have to ask ourselves why we award people after their deaths.
Let’s help them with their confidence during their lives and maybe we can have them longer.
Let the award tributes begin…