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Old 07-11-2019, 07:53 AM
 
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Iím 44. My first experience with someone young dying was at 27 (she was 26) of a heart condition. In the last 7 years Iíve had about 6 people I know pass away before 70. 2 where in there 40ís. One from cancer at 42 and another a stroke at 46. And I recently found a pic of me with both of them from the 90ís. Also almost all the celebs Iíve been fans of since I was a child have passed away young or somewhat young (John Ritter, Corey Haim, Heath Ledger, David Cassidy to name a few). Itís makes me feel very upset. Especially when I find pics with or of these people.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:43 AM
 
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Iím 44. My first experience with someone young dying was at 27 (she was 26) of a heart condition. In the last 7 years Iíve had about 6 people I know pass away before 70. 2 where in there 40ís. One from cancer at 42 and another a stroke at 46. And I recently found a pic of me with both of them from the 90ís. Also almost all the celebs Iíve been fans of since I was a child have passed away young or somewhat young (John Ritter, Corey Haim, Heath Ledger, David Cassidy to name a few). Itís makes me feel very upset. Especially when I find pics with or of these people.
I think at any age. Loss experienced is a lot.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:43 AM
 
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No. That's nothing when compare to other people.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:47 AM
 
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One thing that can make the pain worse when experiencing loss is go on a measuring contest about who's lost more and when. Doesn't help the healing and could even open old wounds.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:57 AM
 
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No. By the time I was 44 I had lost a child, a husband, and a sister.
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Um, you equate celebrities’ deaths with the deaths of people you know?

Look, some of us have experienced grievous loss, and some have experienced fewer losses. I do not believe you are unique. You should understand that you are not unique in this way. The important thing, I believe, is to learn something about life from your experiences. Otherwise, your experiences mean nothing in your life.
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Southern California native, last 20 yrs in Milwaukee Wisc.
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No. By the time I was 44 I had lost a child, a husband, and a sister.

Now THAT'S bad.
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:31 AM
 
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If you want to put things into perspective, just imagine being a war orphan in a refugee camp.

We don't have to deal with that kind in America, which is a good thing, but it makes us a bit soft too. People in some other countries aren't as lucky.
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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You know this isn't a race, right?

No one 'wins' in this scenario.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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You know this isn't a race, right?

No one 'wins' in this scenario.
Good point.
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