I had this amazing conversation with someone about Charlie Sheen. She was upset because if he continued the way he was going, he would "die."
"Porn stars, drugs and alcohol? Who wouldn't want to go that way? Would you rather he die a long slow death from some disease? Perhaps you'd rather see him shot or die in a car accident instead of doing something he enjoys."
The person was appalled I'd even say that, but I'm fairly sincere about it. Unless you are a close friend to Sheen, why would you even care what he does with his life? Does Two and a Half Men mean that much to you? If so, you may want to re-evaluate your life. Are you afraid he won't be around for a Hot Shots! Part Deux reunion at some convention? If that's the case, you may want to find something else to be concerned about, like weeds in your yard or something.
It's not like Sheen has contributed in some wonderful way to our culture. He's on a CBS sitcom. That's what? A step above a PBS show? And yet far too many people are way too concerned about his sex life, drug intake and rants on radio shows. California is heading for a total shutdown which will fuck up the rest of the country. Billionaires backing politicians have openly declared class war in Wisconsin. And you are worried about CharlieNavy SEALs Sheen. You know who has every right to be concerned? Martin Sheen. If you didn't play the President of the United States on NBC, your concern rings kind of false.
Charlie Sheen comes across as the braggart who, once you get him in a private setting one-on-one, will ask to borrow a few bucks off you with the promise he'll pay you back tomorrow. He then asks you not to tell anyone, and you know the whole time you won't get the money back. He's not a great actor. He's not even mildly amusing. But give the guy a break. If he wants to make his life a trainwreck, at least let him go out in the crash. Hey, it's not like he has kids with him to keep him occupied. He's got to do something. Why not porn stars and crack? He may never see his kids again. He may even die. At least we won't have to worry about a sequel to Terminal Velocity.