What is Life’s Worth..
It is probably no longer news that Linkin Park’s vocal leader Chester Bennington has passed on. It was shocking and painful to say the least when the news of his suicide trickled in. It is saddening because Linkin Park where the first rock Band I ever listened to after pressure from my close friends back in University to try out rock songs, yes I am a blues/RnB person and I don’t apologise for it but Linkin Park dazzled me and won me over, Numb ft Jay Z was the pinnacle of their music to me not disregarding their other songs. So you can imagine hearing that the man with the beast of a voice as Rihanna described him taking his own life.
The group has been on hiatus for a long time and we were hoping for a comeback but I guess that would not be happening sadly. So reflecting on this news it got me thinking He was rich, famous and probably had all the things an average person wants, but it still didn’t bring fulfilment. Is it that the wealth, fame and all doesn’t equal happiness? Dont get me wrong depression is real and all.
Well with this turn of event it means it is a firm Yes!!! The world grieves over a legend in the rock game but my message is that of a grateful and thankful heart. It is time to stop looking at what you have not accomplished and start being grateful for life. Look at Buhari the president of the most populous African country could not stop sickness even with limitless funds, John McCain also is battling with Cancer with all the established healthcare system in America, I don’t say this to spite them in any way but to inform you that it is time to take a minute and just be grateful for life, for health, for family, for a job to go to, for the free air you breathe in, for the legs you walk with, for the eyes you use to read this. Bradley the little boy from the UK never asked for a short life but even with his medical condition he was all smiles the little time he spent with us. We all need to be grateful, there is something to be grateful for so far you are here on earth, look out for the positives in Life no matter how negative the world has become. Look out for the positives in people and situations even with all the negativity around. Let us take a minute to remember those wonderful people who have passed on, and with this memory let us spread a little positivity into the world. Let us leave the world a little better than we met it. Have a wonderful weekend.
RIP Chester RIP Bradley #LinkinPark #Bradley.