Monday, 25 August 2014

Pushing the Point.

There have been lots of opinions expressed down the centuries by a succession of erudite and not-so-erudite people on the subject of what Life is about. One of my favourites came from some Irishman who said ‘Life is just a matter of passing the time.’ And that’s what I always think about when I read of a celebrity dying.

Today it was the turn of Richard Attenborough, and along came the usual plaudits: ‘He was one of the greats.’ ‘He will be sorely missed.’ ‘He is simply irreplaceable.’

And there’s me thinking: ‘Well actually, he just spent his few short years of passing the time entertaining other people spending their own few short years of passing the time.’ The fact is that he did what he wanted to do, enjoyed it I assume, and made lots of money in the process. That’s fine by me; I have no objection whatsoever. As for the rest…

I’m not being cynical in saying this, but am I being unreasonable?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No, you're not being unreasonable