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Sympathy for the deceased ...does everyone deserve the same?

Does someone that did drugs over and over and over again and did not get any help or at least did not stay in rehab get the same sympathy for say someone who did good deeds and got killed by someone who was on drugs ect?


Asked by Anonymous at 3:53 PM on May. 27, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (18)
  • Honestly? I think that when people try to appear oh-so-good they tend to claim that everyone is equally deserving of sympathy. It happen with Osama's death and some people actually claiming that because he's dead, he's deserving of the same respect as anyone else. That attitude, instead of showing true moral superiority, just shows an inability to acknowledge the value of a person's actions.
    Personally, my compassion and empathy are for those that suffered because of another person's actions. And m yhonor and respect goes for those who dedicated themselves to a constructive, positive life, not a destructive one.


    Answer by momto2boys973 at 5:07 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • Depends - is it your place to judge their life? Does their family (the people the sympathy is really for) suffer less?

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:54 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • My sympathy would be more for the family and friends. Maybe sad for him or her for what could have been.

    Answer by ochsamom at 4:04 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • From me they do receive the same sympathy. We all have our struggles.  People who are addicted to drugs can still be kind and loving people and that matters more to me.


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 4:32 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • Why would you have sympathy for the dead? Their dead... The sympathy is for their loved ones... And their pain isn't any less just because someone did or didn't live the way you feel they should have.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 7:55 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • Well i guess it depends on the situation ...idk you be the judge

    Answer by littlekitty2002 at 3:57 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • well i am just saying do you have more sympathy for someone that caused the death rather then the person that was just in the accident and was not doing anything wrong and was at the wrong place at the wrong time?

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 3:58 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • i am not judging. i am asking a question. this is the question and answer

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:01 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • Yes because it is sad they suffered from a disease such as that

    Answer by jujubean1979200 at 4:02 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • The thing about drugs is even though they are choosing to do them, it's an addiction and some people simply have more control than others. Choosing to do drugs doesn't make the person a bad person, it just makes their choices and decisions bad. So to say they don't deserve the same sympathy wouldn't be a fair statement. Addiction is an illness and one that's not easy to overcome. When you don't have friends and family behind you it can make it even harder. So my answer in this particular instance, would be yes, they all deserve the same amount of sympathy, as well as their families.

    Answer by DJsMommy610 at 4:05 PM on May. 27, 2011