Young people look up to other young people. Unfortunately, many of the role models young people choose to use to model are not worthy of imitation or the attention. If you ever needed proof of why young people should not look up to celebrities and imitate their morality and their behavior in the classic Aristotlean way of learning and mimicry, please read actress Lindsay Lohan’s incoherent — and frankly, illiterate — public sympathy card to genius film director Robert Altman’s family she released on Tuesday to see the sad, living proof, of a Long Island public education and the perils of false celebrity.
Here are the most bristly bits:
I am lucky enough to of been able to work with Robert Altman amongst the other greats on a film that I can genuinely say created a turning point in my career.
I learned so much from Altman and he was the closest thing to my father and grandfather that I really do believe I’ve had in several years.
The point is, he made a difference.
He left us with a legend that all of us have the ability to do….
Life comes once, doesn’t ‘keep coming back’ and we all take such advantage of what we have.
When we shouldn’t….. ‘
Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of yourselves’ (12st book) -everytime there’s a triumph in the world a million souls hafta be trampled on.-altman Its true. But treasure each triumph as they come.
I planned to take each section of Ms. Lohan’s letter and dissect it, but I decided that would be harsh and it would take me all day to explain all the errors in grammar, syntax and meaning and it would hurt the spirit of her letter’s intended recipient.
The Independent reports Ms. Lohan was a straight “A” student in school when she lived on Long Island. One begins to wonder about the how and why she earned those perfect marks. Robert Altman deserves a better public tribute. Ms. Lohan’s letter was fine as long as it remained heartfelt and private.
When she released her written thoughts in public — for publicity or sympathy — she disgraced her education and indicted her former teachers all while shaming the memory of Robert Altman she intended to shine.
UPDATE: Be certain you read the next article in this mission: Lindsay Lohan Makes This Blog Super Hot!: Moral Depression Follows.