I’m reading about the death of one of my favorite actors, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and besides the sadness of an incandescent talent gone to the scourge of drugs, the gross amount of details (the amount of heroin used and unused by the fallen star) released by the police has left me asking a question.
Do we need to know too much about people?
This seems like a very silly and hypocritical query from a trained, college degreed journalist, online columnist for a politics and pop culture site, and owner of 4 social media accounts; Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Google +. But I honestly think we have too much information available on people, famous and not, especially when they die. I don’t think this is a good thing. Privacy should mean something.
I’m wired in a way that when someone passes away, I want to show respect and bury the bad with them. I don’t…
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