This is tragic news, Whitney Houston has died at the young age of 48. We all remember Michael Jackson, Amy and a few others that died too young and in difficult circumstances. In this day and age where our average life expectancy is past the 80s, where we have better sanitation, safer food, better housing, better medecines than we have ever had before there is still a small percentage of the population (8-9% in the USA according to a national survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) who cannot cope with modern living and the pressures it entails which are great and many and of a different variety than we used to have. This must be particularly true of people who are in the public eye who have the added pressure of having to perform and keep their followers happy. It is tragic that people who are talented and in the public eye cannot withstand the pressure and the story has such a tragic end. According to Pshycologies famous people only trust their own families and partners, the rest of us apparently want to get close to them because they are famous, not because of who they are. In some ways it is a blessing not being famous, at least I have a circle of friends and acquaintances that keep me sane and balance. How lonely must it be to not be able to trust people and reach out! Being famous becomes a lonely prison! Let’s remember Whitney with compassion and love in our hearts. RIP Whitney.