It just so happens that the day before there was this discussion about death (in a morbid sense, “what if I die in a car accident” sort) .
My deepest condolences to all you sad people who have nothing better to do than to be sad over the death of someone who matters despite the fact that you’ve never spoken to him or known him personally — apart from the fact that he might have awesome songs etc. Though, how would this be different from a mere retirement or last album.
Then again, I’m insensitive — I’m not into this idol thing. It’s the same way I can’t emphathise with those who wept at the death of Mao or Zhou. I’m sure I wouldn’t even if any other country’s equivalent did — despite their great historical contributions.
Though, I do wonder if I will ever weep at a person’s funeral — haven’t had one in close proximity enough to care. Hope I won’t for a long while.
Death — it’s just never seeing someone again. They’re equally bad.
As selfish as the line above may sound, the fact is we’re sad because of our loss and not the deceased.