but then maybe it's the rarety that astronauts die. You never really hear about that, so when they do die, it makes big news. but Military personel die everyday and construction workers, and it is just not as rare.
So YOU'RE saying if tons of them die, it makes it okay?
How many people die in plane crashes? VERY little. A plane crash is very rare. Sure a plane crash makes it in the news, but do they get another mourning a year later on the news? Nope, everyone forgets, because no one truly cares.
Besides, I don't think that has anything to do with it. I think it has to do with the fact that a lot of people feel an austronauts life is more important than a construction workers, simply because of their job.
That's fine, mourn the dead. Pay respects.
But don't treat them special because they spent a year of their life training to go into space.
It wasn't like it was 7 innocent people getting slaughtered by a terrorist.
They chose to go into space.
They accepted the risks.
The space shuttle exploded. It's a sad story, but no one made them go up.
So my main point is this:
If you're going to mourn, mourn everyone equally. It's not a fair to put one person up in lights because they died on a space shuttle, or because they're on TV.
The same thing holds true for that one person (usually happens about once a year) who gets kidnapped and makes it onto the news. Tons of people get kidnapped and killed, but there's always that one little girl who makes it on the news, and her family gets TONS of extra help. While they other families just have themselves.
But fairness doesn't even matter compared to caring in general. If you're going to mourn, mourn because you care, not because you think everyone will think of you as a sensitive person.
The overall scheme of it is that we should stop mourning about things and move on. And that so much media shouldn't be focused on 7 people dying, rather the thousands dying from other, bigger issues, that can be prevented or stopped
So like I said, a space shuttle exploding is truly sad, and I feel sorry for their families.
But you're not mourning for the family who's 2 sons died in a car crash last year, are you? Would you consider that a national tradgedy?
Think about it.