How many more horrible, horrible circumstances are going to have to transpire before we all understand that the only things that matter are the relationships we have with one another on a completely human, personal level?
Hollywood does not matter.
Self-absorbed careers, such as those having to do with writing, acting, and singing (especially in the vein of American Idol) do not matter.
Nice cars do not matter.
Nice homes do not matter.
Look, ain't nobody, no-how, no-way loves money, nice things and the material life more than Herbie J.
Yet Herbie J also knows that none of these things matter.
There are those who experience tragedy and develop more their soul for the highest good of all.
Then, there are those who experience tragedy and seek only to fulfill more their own life - as if that was the lesson to be learned.
No, the lesson to be learned, is that we need to stop worrying about things that don't matter, employ our talents for the highest good of all those concerned, and share everything we have with one another. Share our time, our money (a real biggie), our homes, our good will, our very lives, right now. Not tomorrow, not when some other horrific tragedy transpires. But right now. Because if we don't, mark my words, things will only get worse.
This is the lesson. The victims of the recent disaster, and all previous disasters and wars (from every century), have given their very lives in hopes that we, the ones left behind, will begin to appreciate ours.
When exactly is that going to be? How many times are we not going to open our homes to people who have none? How many times are we not going to give jobs to people who have none? How many times are we not going to be happy for other people who are more successful than we are? How many times are we not going to be the reason for someone else's success?
And how much longer do we really think we have to pass this great, and yet so simple, "final" exam?