Someone’s pain is hard to plumb. Mindy McCready’s life reads like a roadmap of heartache. Disappointment, loss and abuse. Both substance and physical.
There are those in the most dire and hopeless of circumstances who soldier on, demand more time. And some simply cannot.
Even children, and McCready had two, don’t always guarantee an anchor to continuing to live through the pain.
She was the cliché of the young star with a troubled past who explodes into fame and fortune. And discovering that all the trappings really does not cure what is bleeding.
Buddhism parses relative and absolute happiness. The former is totally dependent on external forces while the other rests solely with the person.
Buddhism simply states that one more day of life is more precious than any amount of wealth. The philosophy is based on the law of cause and effect. Increased time means more opportunities to make positive causes, for oneself and one’s genealogy.
Too many people kill others before themselves. Thus, the person is making the worst causes possible before eliminating the chance of taking any other actions.
May Ms. McCready find some relief and hope in wherever or whatever form she is now.
She reminds this column of the young superstar character on new series Nashville. Okay, there are three television shows that have become important. Because good storytelling is as essential to life as air and water. On reflection maybe as vital as clothes and wine. But really, really important. Can’t learn about meth- cooking or dealing- on Nashville but it is an interesting intersection of stories and often as predictable as life.
So rest in peace but next time, don’t kill the dog.