Excuse me while I feel philosophical for a moment: A lot of people try to make the comparison of Paul Walker’s (or any other celebrity’s) death overly exaggerated in grief as to an armed forces member. The truth to this phenomenon is just that the veteran’s death is a possible part of the service that he/she agrees to upon enlistment; albeit as it is an important job, it MAY ultimately go unthanked. It’s not the glamour that we agree to, only the solace that we believe we have contributed to the safety and well being of our loved ones and our country. Every loss is different, but they all do one thing and that’s hurt. Showing your disgust for favoritism doesn’t remember the fallen, it brings your attention away from them.
Society is like the air, necessary to breathe but insufficient to live on. - George Santayana
My first thought when I heard my university was sponsoring self defense classes