Ireland Baldwin

Sometimes I am slow to reading the celebrity gossip as I don’t particularly live for it each day but I have to say something struck me as I read Ireland Baldwin was getting hate mail.  Here is a beautiful girl who has her whole life ahead of her worrying about getting hate mail from people who don’t know her.  I can feel her pain as she is urging people to give her a chance.

She is trying to make her way into modeling but has run across unfavorable comments made toward her because she isn’t as pretty as her mother or how much of an entitled brat she is.  In an effort to reach out to the world for a chance she went to her Tumbler page and posted the following comment.


Ireland writes:

“I do not want to simply be known as a model. I am proud to be my parent’s daughter, but I don’t want to forever be known as ‘that rude thoughtless little pig’ or ‘Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger’s kid.’ I have passions and interests of my own that I want to soon give life to. I want to be known for helping others and being a healthy role model. That is what matters most to me overall. Before sending hateful replies and emails, consider all of this. Talk to me! I am friendly. I do not think I am better than anyone.”

The End.

Amazingly this is a teenager who cares about what others think of her.  I hope people see this and realize that she is not just a celebrities kid born into fame and fortune but is a human being with feelings.  She bleeds just as anyone else bleeds.  She made a believer out of me as well as proved my prior post about bullying.  How really, really sad to have people say cruel things towards another when they don’t care to take the time to get to know them first.  Why? Because they don’t like the way someone look’s or maybe it’s because they don’t like themselves that they make these rude and ugly comments about people they don’t know?

My guess is that they don’t like themselves very much at all and feel the need to lash out at others in order to make themselves seem like a better person.  Here’s a news flash for you.  No matter how much you kick down someone else you are still the same person you will always be.  When you look in the mirror truth sets in and it is now compounded by more mean treatment towards others.  What you see when you look at yourself in the mirror can’t be very pleasing because you know what you’ve done to others better than anyone else.

If you want to like yourself or be able to think highly of yourself try giving to others instead.  When you give to another you will see how much better your life becomes.  I challenge you to try a different path other than bullying.  Instead of knocking a person’s looks or belittling someone you don’t know because you think they are weird get to know them.  Through getting to know them maybe you can see the world through a different set of eyes.   You may find you yourself will gain a new perspective and maybe even a good honest lifelong friend; someone to be there for you through thick and thin. Someone who unlike yourself can love you unconditionally without condemnation.

Try it you might just like the new you.  I know others will.