Wow, squeak. Uh… I honestly don’t know what to say. This thread was kinda a tribute to Christopher Reeves, and you, well, for lack of a better word – shit on it.
I’ll go ahead and say it: yes, you sounded insensitive. I got this feeling that you think that his having money or fame somehow made it easier on him. First of all, that money and success was not handed to him on a silver platter. He earned that by his own right. Then, when he had his accident, it put him in the spotlight in a way that very few will ever understand. Imagine having an entire nation marvelling at the fact that you might be able to wiggle a finger a little bit. He was an unflinching symbol of the power of hope; even as he lay physically paralyzed, he remained strong, not only for himself, but for every victim of paraplegia, hemiplegia, and quadriplegia. And yes, that makes him special. Yes, that makes him a man of greatness. He understood what sacrifices his fame demanded of him, and he rose to the occasion with class and dedication. Put some other famous and successful people in that same situation, and I dare say that they would not be Reeves’ equal. The world truly is a poorer place now for having lost another hero.