I wanted to take a few days and think about this before I jumped on the bandwagon talking about Demi Lovato’s relapse and overdose.
I am not a fan of Demi Lovato, personally. I like some of her songs; I love her self-love/ this is me messages on social media. But overall, I could take her or leave her.
What I have taken from her relapse and overdose, is this, we are all broken.
In one way or another, we are all facing our demons. And no two demons are the same.
Whether it is drugs, gambling, food, divorce or a death. We all have demons. And to think that we all are not suffering from SOMETHING is a very ignorant thought.
Especially celebrities. We all look at them in awe; wishing we could be them. The money, the fame; isn’t that what “everyone wants”. But, I am never surprised when I hear of a celebrity overdosing, or killing themselves, or getting arrested. The pressure is real.
Think of the pressure you are in in your life… magnify that by 100. Image how that must feel.
The public is awful. Add in the internet and social media, I can only imagine it is almost impossible to manage. Obviously, I am not a celebrity, and I can’t even handle it. It can be too much to digest. To be a celebrity and to have people you do not know critiquing your every move. Making comments about your life when they know nothing about you. Thinking that somehow you owe the public and your fans every piece of you…
As the saying goes…
Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.
And this applies to just life in general. Not just life in crisis.
So Ms. Lovato, I applaud you. Not for overdosing, but for saying yeah, I fucked up. I am fucked up. I have issues… and I need to work on myself.