- It's insulting to those who went through the tragedy
- It's all well and good, but they should get up and do something.
- Thoughts and prayers are enough.
Most Helpful Girl
Some people are genuine when they say it. If something happens to a loved one or friend, I'll tend to message them to make it more personal and assure them that I'm there and am willing to do whatever I can to help, if any help is needed. It feels better than just leaving a "thoughts and prayers" comment.
Most Helpful Guy
Obviously a lot of people said "well and good but they should do something." To which I'd say... yes if they're able that's a good thing for them to do... but what if you've lost a loved one? What are they supposed to DO? Say they fell asleep and never woke up are people supposed to come do something about it? Sure you have those people willing to make meals and such but for many people empathy/sympathy is all they can really offer, or at the very least all they think they an offer, and knowing that it's the most they can do... I find it very encouraging that they're doing it.
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