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Apr. 18th, 2007 @ 07:28 am Rant #17
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From:minds_opaque
Date:April 20th, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)
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Personally I have to agree with queenpeladon, that even if Linda being in the band wasn't so great for Paul, he could still make good music anyway, and the real issue was that she wasn't doing something she enjoyed and was talented at. And because of my personal values, that does bother me.

I don't know how much personal fulfillment Linda actually got from being in Wings so I can't really judge whether that was a good decision. I think a lot of the positives (being with Paul all the time) she could have gotten without actually going on stage with them, or while pursuing her photography career. Obviously, she and Paul felt differently.

Just to clarify, disagreeing with people's non-hurtful life choices doesn't mean judging them harshly. I wouldn't have made the choices Linda made, and I wonder whether they were good choices for her, but that doesn't mean I think she and Paul are bad people, and in the end, I don't know enough about them to make any objective statement on What Was Right For Them. I just don't see a problem with expressing an opinion about their lives, though. I wish I could think of some specific examples, but I know we do that on johnheartpaul all the time, about all the Beatles. And a lot of the time, there are no harsh judgments involved and no one makes any pretenses to be objective, so what's the problem?
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From:abromeds
Date:April 20th, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
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I wouldn't have made the choices Linda made, and I wonder whether they were good choices for her, but that doesn't mean I think she and Paul are bad people, and in the end, I don't know enough about them to make any objective statement on What Was Right For Them.

Exactly, I feel the same, but that last sentiment is one which I find lacking in some other arguments. That's my problem. I've explained it as well as I can further upthread.
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From:minds_opaque
Date:April 22nd, 2007 11:48 pm (UTC)
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I understand your problem. Are you sure they were trying to make some objective judgment, though? Maybe they were just expressing their opinions, too. :-P
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From:minds_opaque
Date:April 22nd, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
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Oh, and I can't find your comment in here about Linda being actually quite sassy and not at all a shadow-person, but I've been meaning to ask you why her image might have changed so much after she died.