Lindsey Lohan is back behind bars and wearing a jail ordered orange jump suit. This time she is being held without bail until her October 22nd court hearing. She was taken into custody for failing to pass a manditory drug test. She is being held for up to 23 hours a day in an isolated 8′ X 12′ holding cell. This separation from the rest of the jail’s inmates is as the officials are claiming “for her own protection”. She will be allowed to leave the cell to conduct meetings with her lawyers and have visitations from family and other loved ones.
She is apparently being very cooperative with jail officials and officers. Perhaps she will learn her lesson this time. Just because someone is in the public spotlight and a wealthy celebrity doesn’t mean they are exempt from the same laws that everyone else must obey. Perhaps this will make her more mature, respectful and humble.
Everyone makes mistakes. This is only human. For someone that is under constant public scrutiny it only amplifies the difficulties of failure and mistakes. At the same time, when someone who was considered to be a roll model by some, (mainly teenage girls), there comes a hefty price. That is a lot of weight to carry on one’s shoulders and often times can become a burden. This can lead to alcohol and drug abuse as a means of escape.
When someone like Lindsey Lohan, who grew up under the watchful eye of the public, turns to drugs or alcohol the public tends to judge them very harshly. Addicts who don’t have constant and immediate access to fund their addictions tend to hit their bottom much sooner on a financial level. For anyone who abuses drugs or alcohol, it takes hitting true emotional and psychological bottom before they make a conscious decision to turn their lives around. Maybe this is one of those bottoms for Lindsey.
Let the media play out its “blabber-mouth” gossip reportage. But allow her the chance and opportunity to pick herself up learn a sense of humility before just flat out judging her. People can and do change and become better human beings in the process.