Almost everyday you hear about a celebrity experiencing some kind of a train wreck. Either he or she has gone off the deep end, had a marriage blow up, fallen prey to substance abuse, is trouble with the law, or, in extreme cases, died.
Although I know these people are human just like me, I have the tendency to view their downfall differently than that of the guy up the street. In fact, I often joke about it.
Frankly, many of the rich seem so divorced from the "real world" that it's much more difficult to relate to them. Moreover, they generally have much better access to help with their problems, but often elect not to use it.
So, I often struggle to feel sorry when a famous person goes down in flames.
Is that unfair? How do you react?