R.I.P. Amy Winehouse (work in progress)
British singer Amy Winehouse was found dead today at age 27. While her passing at too early an age won't come as a surprise to too many, it is nonetheless a tragedy. So many people, especially artists and musicians, are such passionate individuals that they don't know what to do with their extreme emotions, especially when they're in pain, and therefore turn to drugs, alcohol and other harmful habits to distract them. There's also this false sense of being invincible though I don't know if that's the drugs or just part of being young that exacerbates the problem. Either way people in that situation are out of control and need help and shouldn't be coddled into thinking otherwise. Of course, then they have to admit they have a problem themselves and do something about it besides make excuses. Or end up like this.