Friday, March 28, 2014

Give Gwyneth a Break

 The internet can be a great place. You can learn a lot of strange and interesting facts.
Like, everyone has a unique tongueprint, like fingerprints.

 You can keep in touch with friends. Facebook anyone???

Or, you can find really cool pictures of stuff you never knew existed.
See this and more.


Today, there's a whole bucketful of talk on the internet about Gwyneth Paltrow. What kind of blogger would I be if I didn't chime in? (Don't answer that!)


Gwyneth got more than an earful for her comments about how her life as an actress and mother is much harder than women who have 'regular jobs' and kids. I know! Shocking, right? Thing is, all Ms. Paltrow has known since being a mother, is being an actress-mother. She has no idea what it's like to have a full-time job and a family. (And, come to think of it, neither do I.) So, she's making statements from what she knows. Because, what else can she draw from? Sure she's an actress, but even playing the role of a working mother (has she ever? not sure) wouldn't truly show her what it's like.

So, maybe we should give her a break.

As for the divorce--divorce sucks, I don't care who you are. I'll admit that I'm a bit cynical when it comes to Hollywood marriages. I've been known to snort when a marriage is announced (I'll give it a year), or to laugh a bit when there's a split (Wow, aren't we all surprised).
But, it doesn't change the fact that two people who were in love and planned to spend their lives together aren't. And, when they have children, even worse. And, I for one would hate to have my marriage failure blasted all over the internet and media for all the world to see and criticize.

It's easy to look at Gwyneth and all her money, and beauty, and fame, and children with odd names, and think-- Well, she has it all. I don't feel bad for her.

But, I do. And, I feel bad for her kids. And, her husband. The world they had is crumbling and even when it's in a fancy house with maids and pools and such, it's still crumbling.

Maybe what we need here on the internet is a little more compassion. And understanding. And forgiveness.

And, if that doesn't work, maybe more cat vines!




5 comments:

  1. I have been wondering why people have disliked her so much lately. I had not heard she said that. Still things like, how hard one's life is, are relative things. I would enjoy some more compassionate folks on the interwebz.

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  2. Am I the only one who thinks the Sentinels of the Arctic look like giant penises?

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    1. hehe. I said the same thing to my husband. Glad I'm not the only one!

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  3. Compassion is always a good thing.

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