I was saddened to hear of Peaches Geldof’s passing. Her passing reminds me of just how vulnerable we really are.
Until we walk a mile in another person’s shoes, we have no idea what that other person will go through, or what they will struggle with, in their lifetime. Without knowing the facts, it’s not possible to understand and even with the facts in front of us, we’ve not lived that person’s life and yet we’re often too quick to judge and point the finger.
I don’t think any of us will ever understand another person’s emotional struggle, but some people will always be quick to have an opinion on it. I know what it’s like to have lived with trauma. I know what it’s like to have struggled, so when I hear or read about another person’s struggle, I don’t judge but just resonate with them instead.
It’s a shame that people have chosen to judge Peaches Geldof. She tried so hard to lead a normal life. The irony is that given her background and upbringing her life was far from normal. Growing up in the public eye can be difficult. I can see why she struggled. It’s a shame that as a society, we fail to understand or simply choose to judge.
In short, we haven’t walked in her shoes or lived her life, or anyone’s life, so it’s unfair to comment as if we have.