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  •  Oh, I am not enamored of Di or the whole (2+ / 0-)
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    chimene, lotlizard

    nonsense "fairy tale" thing. She was way in over her head. I think she was a very fragile and insecure person who managed to overcome her own insecurities in a reasonable way despite the public eye. I think she realized she ruined her life when she married Charles.

    •  The thing is, the common people loved her. (5+ / 0-)

      Millions of people around the world turned out to mourn her. Perhaps with the stress of modern life being what it is, they pass their days feeling way in over their heads too?

      At any rate, there was a strong sentiment among many ordinary folk that, "A dream that turned into a nightmare? That could have happened to us. She was one of us."

      The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

      by lotlizard on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 01:21:47 AM PST

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      •  THAT is especially what I didn't get (1+ / 0-)
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        She WASN'T one of me. I didn't relate to her in any way. I was frankly a little put off by the mourners wailing  about how they felt she was closer to them than their family and they felt worse than when their mother died. I think not getting her appeal was mingled with the fact that MY mother died about the same time, and I definitely did not feel worse about Princess Diana. I think the overidentification with celebrities is a problem for many people today.

        Jon Husted is a dick.

        by anastasia p on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 03:45:05 PM PST

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        •  A bridge builder, mocked for dating an Egyptian. (0+ / 0-)

          It wasn't just that Diana had used her fame and social entrée to reach out to marginalized groups.

          If it had come to that, a princess marrying an Egyptian from a Muslim background — whose family, though wealthy, was looked down upon and not socially accepted — would have been just as earth-shaking in its way as the U.S. electing a black man president.

          For a lot of people used to being treated as outsiders or social inferiors — people of color, people in poverty, people in developing countries — that meant something.

          The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

          by lotlizard on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 06:43:43 PM PST

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