I was joking around with a colleague today about whether he was following all the craziness that is Charlie Sheen. Instead of laughing at the goddess stories and tigerblood rants, he said that he felt bad for the guy and thought that the media should leave him alone because he was clearly mentally ill.
Made me feel kind of guilty.
Why do we chew these people up and spit them out? Maybe it's because we're jealous. Maybe it's because when we read the ludicrous stories about them in the press they seem more like cartoon characters than people - and it's OK to drop an anvil on a cartoon character's head. Let's leave the guy alone and wish him well.