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Research reveals why you are sad over Paul Walker’s death

2013-12-04 14:32
Paul Walker
New York - In a recent article published by New York Magazine’s The Cut, journalist Ann Friedman revealed that she was not upset over the news of Paul Walker’s death even though all her friends seem devastated by the news. 

Walker and his friend and fellow fast-car enthusiast Roger Rodas died on Saturday when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT they were travelling in smashed into a light pole and tree.

"I failed to join the mournful chorus for Paul Walker because I’d never crushed on him during high school. He wasn’t my type. And that’s when I understood that women’s grief over Paul Walker, much like the mourning over the death of Heath Ledger, is really about losing some part of our teenage selves," Friedman wrote. 

According to Friedman the celebrities were not active in her early sexual imagination.

Experts say that we mourn celebrities the way we mourn family members because we’ve grown up with these people. 

"When a celebrity passes, the loss is personal — not because we knew the celebrity, but because they were with us as we grew up and as we had our own special moments," Dr Alan Hilfer, director of psychology at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City, told US News & World Report. 

In other words, they’re in emotional proximity to us even if we’ve never met them.

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