I always thought that it was weird how when people are alive, so many others treat them like garbage and say all kinds of mean things to them. But when they die, many of those same people are at the funeral crying and talking about how much the dead people are going to be missed and saying all kinds of positive things.
There’s a scene in the movie, Wonder Woman 1984, where a man and a woman were arguing and the man said, “Why don’t you just drop dead?” And since people’s wishes were coming true, she actually did and he cried over her. Luckily, she was able to come back to life because Wonder Woman convinced everyone in the world to take back their wishes in order to stop the chaos going on. But still, you can see the immediate change in the man’s feelings towards the woman when she was alive versus when she died.
This phenomenon happens to celebrities, especially. When Whitney Houston was alive, so many people had so many negative things to say about her. So many people talked about her being on drugs and called her all sorts of names. Dragged her for her relationship with Bobby Brown. But when she died, her music sales shot up exponentially and so many people said they were going to miss her, talked about how great of a singer she was, and how good of a person she was.
Michael Jackson was constantly picked apart by people for everything you can think of. His plastic surgeries, the change in his skin complexion, him being accused of being a pedophile, and other scandals. But when he died, all that talk disappeared and turned into sorrow. People were even running in the streets crying when he died.
Many rappers who die end up getting called “legends” after they die, especially if they die young. And most of the time, most people have never heard of these rappers or ever listened to their music before. But because they died, all of a sudden, they’re legends?
There’s nothing wrong with showing your condolences to people when they die, especially if they die young or tragically. Death is a very sad thing for everyone. You don’t have to know someone to send your condolences, either. I say that because a lot of people try to use that as an excuse for when people are sending their condolences to a music artists they never heard of. I’ve heard people say, “I’ve never heard of this person, so I don’t care that they died”, or “Y’all don’t know this person. How are y’all so sad?” It’s okay to send condolences to music artists (or anyone) who die that you don’t know. But don’t be the type of person who always complains about them or their profession when they’re alive, but when they die, all of a sudden, you turn into a fan.
Don’t be the type of person that’s always dogging or ignoring someone when they’re alive, but the moment they die, all of a sudden, you want to care about them and be sad. Show people that kind of love when they’re alive. When they can see and hear it with their own eyes.
This phenomena in people made me wonder if this means that people are celebrating death without realizing it. It seems to me that this society hates people when they’re alive, but when they die, there’s all this sudden pouring of love and sorrow. Where did that all come from and where was it when the person was alive? I’m pretty sure these people would’ve loved to see and hear all this love and care when they were alive and probably really needed that type of positive energy.
All that made me think that there might be someone or something out there that would rather see people dead than alive and when they are dead, they’re celebrating the person’s death. I know that sounds dark and disturbing, but it’s definitely something I’ve been wondering about for years. I will never understand why people do that to one another.