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Originally posted by silo13
reply to post by CX
I think i'm just fascinated by different peoples emotions, especialy when it's someone they do not know personaly.
Why would you have to know him personally to grieve for him is what I'm asking.
I'd be interested in your opinion.
If someone was there for me when I needed to be cheered up.
Or to have a good cry.
Or be the catalyst to help me through a hard time - or better yet make memories with a good time.
If that someone gave me joy, personal joy.
Why would I have to *know* them.
How would *knowing* make the difference with the grief process when they passed on?
Let's say a co-worker you said hi to every day passing in the hall and knocked a few back with at the company Christmas party kealed over of a heart attack. Would the grief be any more, or less more poignant because you *knew him* than Michael Jackson who was with you for so many memories? A guy who’s name you knew, maybe knew a little about his life *for real* of someone who gave you joy?
I'm not trying to be hokey here, I'm really curious, as, this happens so often (I'm sorry to say) when celebrities pass.
Like Lady Diana.
People were CRUSHED - but - I'm sorry to say I didn’t find her passing as something to grieve over, because she was not *in my life* - whereas Michael Jackson was.
Again, not throwing stones and I appreciate your response.
Nice to talk to someone who doesn't have to get dirty about it if you don't agree.
Originally posted by New Lanark Boy
30 pages of utter crud.
Wish I'd never started this thread ; the hysteria is ridiculous.
Originally posted by CX
Originally posted by Reading
Originally posted by Liamoville
A true legend. R.I.P Michael.
Cannot believe some people still believe hes a paedophile.
I cant believe people think he is not.
What make's more sense some wacked out performer that has a peter pan personality problems who didnt want to grow old that basicly built his own kiddy theme park and enjoyed the company of kids (not his) being a peadophile
A mother convincing her child to falsely accuse MJ or being a nonce? and claiming money for it? i am a parent myself and the thought of asking my child to do that just dont compute?
Lets face it though, there are probably more whacked out parents out there than celebs. I can totaly see some parents doing this if it meant they get $20,000,000 from it. Some people have no morals at all.
I'm on the fence as far as what he did with kids. he wasn't convicted so we'll have to leave it at that, then again if you are of sound mind you do not invite kids to your house and sleep with them...period!
That said, why do you give $20,000,000 to someone you did nothing to?
If you look at his life and people around him though, i can understand why he'd prefer the company of kids though. Kids are pretty much genuine at the end of the day, adults are not.
I don't think he'd have physicaly made it through a tour, wouldn't suprise me if he was very much persuaded by many that wanted to make a bit of cash from it.
[edit on 26/6/09 by CX]
Originally posted by GorehoundLarry
The picture of him dangling his baby from the window is my evidence to back up his sanity.
Originally posted by David9176
It's sad that this is taking up so many headlines. American soldiers are dying everyday. Children are killed everyday. The whole world is jacked and this will dominate the headlines for a long time.
I won't shed a tear over this one...nor would I ever over a celebrity death. Remember people killing themselves over Kurt Cobain?
Originally posted by David9176
Gotta love how the public works though...
Put him on a pedestal...then tear him down...then mourn his death and talk about how misunderstood and great he was.
In the meantime...thousands of other nameless people have died who, in my eyes, where no less important than this guy.