Charlie Sheen is crazy! Why would a man of his social status choose to live the way he does? Who is going to be there to help him?
Should anything Charlie Sheen chooses to do as an adult be any of our business? The media outlets portray him as a man unhinged and living in his own reality. I say, put yourself in his shoes.
We have all had our vices in life. Thankfully most of us have never experienced the wrath of the media and the opinion of millions on how we should live our life. Should being a celebrity come with a certain level of personal restraint in order to stay off the front page of the news?
Celebrity or not, Charlie Sheen has God given power of free will. He is allowed to make mistakes, as each of us has done so. Ask yourself how you prefer handling your mistakes. I generally like to keep mine as private as possible.
Could the media ever be wrong when attacking the character of a person? I’m not saying Charlie Sheen is right or wrong, but what if he is exhibiting this kind of behavior because he knows the behavior is what the media expects out of him. If enough people call me crazy, I might as well act crazy. The perception is all that matters.
People deserve a certain amount of privacy regardless of how they choose to live. Being a star does not entitle the media to pay top dollar to people stalking these celebrities every minute of their life. There is much more to worry about in life than what Charlie Sheen is doing with anyone.
If we as a nation care about drug use and the effects of it, we need to look no further than high school aged teens. According to The National Institute on Drug Abuse 2010 drug use statistics show that 48.2 percent of High School Seniors had used illicit drugs. Instead of worrying about what Charlie Sheen is up to, maybe we should pay more attention to what the younger generation is doing.
Parents and media like to blame the celebrities for the problems of the youth, well guess what, flooding the news with the behavior of celebrities is doing more harm than good. If we could turn on the television and see stories of inspiration, maybe our youth would become inspired to do more than, “get high”.
Drug statistics provided by The National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2011.
To wrap this up, I just want to say that people deserve second chances in life, maybe even third or fourth chances. I would love to see the media pick up stories of regular folks who have honestly made the most of their second chance. We were close with DJ Ted Williams, and let down as the pressure of media fame surrounded him. Here’s an idea add an N before CNN and call it the “Non Celebrity News Network”. Remember that there is opportunity to do something good everyday, become a Bloomsayer and make good happen.