see, I have to disagree here. I don't think he had a troubled soul. I think he was greatly misunderstood, but a troubled soul? I think he just wanted to be a kid to tell you the truth. In fact, I believe he wanted to be peter pan (but that's just a personal opinion). And I don't know if that is necessarily all that bad. For many of us, life is taken way too seriously...and for what? So that we all can live comfortably when we are of middle age? How troubled is that? Maybe Jackson had the right mindset afterall.
Its an American story, a poor black male grows up to be a rich white woman!
He is the man just like anybody. Because he was the popular one, so people just curious about his life.
I think he had more bright side than dark site. He brought joy to hundreds of thousands of fans. He did charity work as well. He was the ready talented singer and unique and surely he will be remembered by many for many years.
I think he had an unusual life, and was quite eccentric, but there is little doubt about his talent. A great artist has gone.
Earnest! Always the gentleman!
What do we know about Michael Jackson.. really, anyway? Nothing. We have media snippets, we have tabloid 'hearsay'. We know absolutely nothing. Not about why he chose the charities, what he didn't give, how he treated his kids, his family.. how they treated him. We know nothing, save what Earnest wrote. He had a talent that we enjoyed for many years.
Of course, no one can make any empirical claim about Jackson's true nature (I'm not so convinced even he was terribly self aware), but I have (semi) educated guesses.
He certainly appeared to be radically socially/emotionally/mentally under-developed for a middle aged man. Perhaps justifiably so, I might add, as by the time he was 5 he was being disciplined for a future career as the King of Pop. I think he fell in love with the notion of childhood, and spent his entire life trying to recreate an idealized version of it well into adulthood (this certainly defined his public persona at the very least).
I'm not entirely convinced that he lived a life beyond sexuality, though. He seemed less concerned with women as companions than as vessels for child birth. Instead, he spent an unusual amount of time almost exclusively in the company of children. It seems there was a genuine understanding and appreciation of kids, but what USUALLY happens when a sexual being develops strong emotional bonds with another person? It is certainly possible he was asexual, though these cases are quite rare in human beings.
I wish he was more honest and vocal about the nature of these relationships. If die hard fans knew for certain that he had been sexually involved with underage boys, it would undoubtedly challenge their position on pedophilia. I think its more constructive to understand the thought processes and behavioral patterns of pedophiles than to simply denounce them as "evil" or "monsters." In Jackson's case - if the allegations were true - I think we could almost sympathize with the circumstances leading up to such deviancy.
He was and still is subjected to the bad end of a lot of tasteless jokes inspired by jealousy, racism, and other forms of hatred. This from the minds of people who don't have half the sensitivity he had and who have far less still in the category of talent. Some things he could'nt shake off happened to him in his childhood which shaped his psychology according to his uniquely vulnerable temperament.
Unlike the case of those who can only offer bad jokes in proof of their personal value, the negative factors that shaped HIS mind also contributed to his exceptional artistic success.
by cooldad5 years ago
My opinion is that Michael Jackson was a kid toucher, bottom line. I loved Jackson's music when I was a kid, but when he started bleaching his skin and wearing shin guards, I realized something wasn't quite right...
by Steven Escareno6 years ago
Since, Michael Jackson newest documentary is out about the late great artists departure. I became quite curious to see how the world feels about his legacy. Therefore, I'm launching this post to get feedback...
by lyricsingray6 years ago
In memoryIn loveIn reminding uswe loved most...................
by nutan.goel7 years ago
good music-true ? but wat about his personality?
by awsydney20 months ago
As a musician and music lover, I have grappled with an answer to this question since MJ's sad passing, if there ever will be one.To me, good music entertains us. But great music must inspire and fuel passion within us....
by guidebaba7 years ago
My Thoughts: Greatest Entertainer of All Times. Even thought there are lots of controversies associated with him, I find him the most down to earth man.
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