Saturday 20 January 2018

From Geldof's tragic tale to Rapunzel – there are two sides to every story

Mary Kenny

Mary Kenny

If, as indicated, heroin contributed to the tragic death of Peaches Geldof, then I can identify with her situation. I can totally understand how difficult it is to quit an addiction. How often have so many of us said – "just one little measure won't hurt"?

Taking dangerous drugs is unwise and peddling them is wrong. But there are always two sides to every story. And it is possible, sometimes, to understand both of them.

When a man we both knew left his wife for a younger woman a friend of mine said: "It's so sad that he abandoned the wife who loved him." And then she added: "But who are we to condemn someone to an unhappy marriage?" Approve or disapprove, there will be two sides to the story.

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