Rebelling against authority by drugging and drinking yourself to death is an oxymoron.
On the other hand, I've experienced hurt and pain so deep and dark that I've wondered if I could possibly survive. There were a few times when I really didn't want to survive, but knew I must...
...and I'm not alone in any of this.
I'm so sad that someone as intelligent, creative and talented as Amy Winehouse went down that well-traveled, self-destructive path. Better to use your creative energy and intelligence to find positive ways to heal yourself. It's not easy, but is worthwhile. Then, be successful, stay healthy, and live a long life during which you can rebel unceasingly against authority. Be a light that won't be dimmed. My deepest condolences go out to her family and friends. Hopefully, others will learn to not follow her self-destructive path. We can't afford to lose anyone in this way because all people are beautiful and valuable. If only we were unafraid to love and hold each other in the light of that love. If only we loved ourselves enough to reach out to others through the pain...
Another bright light has dimmed and extinguished itself.
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