Looking at the News that Matters to Us
By Josh Resnek
The tragic death by drug overdose of the young Kennedy girl at the compound on Cape Cod caused a spate of articles to be written that went something like this: that being a Kennedy is tough, tougher than say being any one of us.
As an older person and a longtime fan of the Kennedy’s, a read of those articles made me think.
How is being a Kennedy any tougher than being me or you or any of us?
Is it harder being a working-class Everett kid struggling to establish a place in the world for yourself or is it harder being a millionaire Kennedy marinated in money and privilege?
Good question isn’t it?
Is it harder coping with our lives if we don’t have privilege and millions upon millions of dollars or is it harder coping because of having millions and privilege?
The answer to this, I think, is simple.