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On the field of lost dreams

Updated on March 30, 2013
Astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a Manned Maneuvering Unit outside the United States Space Shuttle Challenger in 1984.
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We all dream long and hard

In this life there are definite heights of success to attain and to reach for all walks of life. Some people pursue careers that can take them to the outer limits beyond the earths atmosphere, shooting them way high into space as an Astronaut. Then there's those folks who will tend to take the more scenic approach, and route to find themselves designing sky scrappers that stretch way up high into the clouds as civil engineers, construction workers and architect's.

People have always been esteemed to try it all, to show to both the world and themselves that they do indeed have true determination to succeed in this life, and will go hard at earning their keep at all costs. This reality for most folks though is far from being achievable and mainly due to their own inhibitions, at times feeling inadequate, unfortunate mishaps that occur, financial issues, personal life choices, and for many who try very hard but never seem to make the cut.

Then there's a massive group of great hopefuls who have huge dreams, but they're just that up in their mind. Many may not pursue their big extravagant dreams, due to more then likely, them not feeling competent enough to make it.

There's many various fears of failure to succeed, and possibly facing rejection all in itself has been ever so tempting to think about for many folks as well. Tragically for those very unfortunate folks, it does appear to be the final sledge hammer, that eventfully slams such a fate of potential achievement out of existence completely.

Those who have learned to take a leap of faith and persevere, also have the tendency to feel as though life will be good now and for making it up high into the stratosphere of national acceptance, also known as super stardom or fame. Many who achieve lift off in this way, for some odd reason may feel as though nothing else is going to need to be done, to keep such a flame of happiness and well esteemed pride burning.

Little do they known that all things have a cost and there's always strings attached to such a reality and road they have taken and assumed to be theirs. This article shall dig into the core of what is known as "Lost Dreams". Many people have earned the highest achievements in society and throughout that of their life time, but for a great deal of them those dreams have also crumbled in their face, and withered away as if it never even existed. "Something is to be learned from everything in this life, and to learn from others failed dreams, is to gain wisdom like no other."

"We miss you Michael"

Jackson during a June 2, 1988 performance in Vienna, Austria
Jackson during a June 2, 1988 performance in Vienna, Austria | Source

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Michael Jackson - Mega Star

He started out on stage a youth bursting with potential, with radiance, with amazing sounds and vocal ability, and many folks looked and admired his ability and talent to turn out a crowd and audience of happy music lovers. Claps and screams of his name "Michael!" could be heard all across this planet, from Egypt, Italy, Japan, Istanbul, Yugoslavia, Brazil, Quebec Canada, Idaho, Queens NY, to Australia etc...

This man was considered to be one of the great one's of music as years blew by, and he had amounted some amazingly impressive stats on the record charts, and even breaking the Guinness Book of World Records (Known today as the, Guinness World Records) on many occasions. He has been entered into it eight times in 2006 alone, and many of them were for his amazing showmanship of luring the crowd to the stage at sold out music concerts.

All this massive potential, and for what, well we all seen the videos tapes haven't we, the cameras blaring at his face as he hid himself from being looked down upon, and when the Paparazzi shot 1000's of photos of him due to accusations, allegations of various child abuse cases, and the likes. Was this the price of fame for him?

Then came that infamous day of reckoning for Michael back in June 25, 2009, it was a very sad one indeed and the world seemed to have stood still, when he finally was pronounced dead by news reporters worldwide.

Yes it was a huge tragedy, a great loss to his family, to that of humanity as a whole and especially a world of millions of fans. Yes indeed it was very unfortunate, and yes why Michael Jackson of all people. (He was only 51 years of age when he passed away so abruptly.)

He as a person was one of the most kindest human beings on this planet, he cared for the likes of everyone he came in contact with. He was a humanitarian and his life at one time fully represented all that children world wide dream to achieve. He was a shining star and guiding light of positive influence on us all, and so why did all this come to this.

Puzzling questions:

Why did his life seem to steer off into some weird nightmare of sorts and far away from the wonderland he had placed into his reality, where his place of residence was actually built and designed to be. What made all this madness come about. Well to tell you the truth, all it spells is infamy!

Possible answer:

When people get thrown into that of the public eye, a vast assortment of trials and tribulations are to occur, and be sure that a reality crasher moment shall occur from time to time, that may seem as massive as the titanic crashing into an iceberg.

It can happen to the best of us:

Yes, it happens to us all on differing occasions, and this is so because we are only human. What most people fail to realize is, even though you have achieved your super stardom, that doesn't leave you invulnerable to that of the elements that exist in that of your surroundings.

There's always the potential that does indeed exist, when you amount riches that is so massive, anyone will try anything to get their slimy hands on it by any means they deem necessary. "Well now, Houston we surely have a huge problem, and someone isn't going to be making it to the moon, Alice." We as human beings are imperfect and susceptible to falling to temptations no matter what form it may come to us, and this goes for us all, there truly is no exceptions to this undeniable fact.

This is one example of a lost dream, and there's much more to come as this new age series getting fired up onto hubpages, and for the online world to potentially gain notice of.

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"We love you Whitney"

Whitney Houston at the O2 Arena, April 28, 2010, as part of her Nothing but Love World Tour
Whitney Houston at the O2 Arena, April 28, 2010, as part of her Nothing but Love World Tour | Source

Whitney Houston - Mega Star

She was only 11 years old when it all began as a solo artist at a church singing gospel songs with her loving family. She was very bright and was lucky enough to be born and raised into a good family, who actually had achieved stardom themselves prior to her making any moves in life. This slight upper hand had helped to lift her angelic voice to an even greater plateau. (A tribute to Whitney & brief synopses of her life story)

Whitney Houston was a natural, her voice was so pure and filled with tonal frequencies that only God could scribe into existence. She quickly became a living legend just like young Michael Jackson did both on and off stage. Surprisingly they both were to meet and gracefully bumped heads on stage every once in a while, joining forces as a powerful team at the Grammy's and many times on differing world tours every once in a blue. (Lets not forget the VMA's, and American Music Awards). Rubbing elbows with one another was common for such super stars, and mega celebrities like Michael and Whitney.

The first time any sadness had arrived about Whitney, it came when her world of fans had first learned that their loving voluptuous vocal sensation, had issues with drugs, and family disputes that would soon last for decades. This definitely took its toll on her, and over time may have become such a heavy weighted burden even on her family. The world couldn't have more sympathy for her, because she was a true fighter. Those demons of bouts with drugs and all had been consuming her, but still her power to keep the worlds stage burning with brilliant sounds from her spiritual core, raged on into her magical most professional music singing career.

Then her ultimate day of infamy approached on February 11th 2012. No one was expecting this to occur, no one had a clue what was to happen on her very last day on this earth, and till this day people are still puzzled as to how it came to be. How could yet another great super successful person on this earth, who appeared to have it all go down like that. How could she possibly go down into history as yet another true to life success story turned failed dream, when it appeared she had it all, and achieved what all others could never amount to.

We all know that the beloved beautiful Whitney Houston, has made it to the heavens up above, and is singing up there with Mr. GOD, despite all her short comings in her lifetime on this great earth.

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"Elvis was the Man!"

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Elvis Presley - Mega Star

This cool dude was so smooth he could have literally any woman in the world at his beckon call, and on his finger tips. He way stylish, had the charisma of a siamese cat, and the persona of a living legend, because his style and swag he carried himself with was like a diamond cut from the best stuff on earth.

Elvis Preseley was and still is till this very day "The King of Rock and Roll". He has turned out shows will millions of fans watching either on television or on the ground, and he toured around the globe selling out shows left and right. He was destined to rock the stage and with his fancy footwork, and jazzy tones and vocal abilities, Elvis made history like no other in his time.

Ladies would run, jump, yell to the top of their lungs until complete exhaustion "Elvis!" and like Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston, many would simply wanna tear him apart from limb to limb, because they loved him so much. The term pandemonium must have been crowned its actual well defined name once he became a music star, and over time he became a household name.

So what really happened to Elvis? where did all of this radiance and energy go? Why and how did it all come to a sudden end and so swiftly, so abruptly, so unfairly.

He definitely had a way with the ladies, and is surely missed

Presley and costar Judy Tyler in the trailer for Jailhouse Rock, released October 17, 1957
Presley and costar Judy Tyler in the trailer for Jailhouse Rock, released October 17, 1957 | Source

So what was the outcome for The King of Rock

Those are all some very good questions, and like what had occurred to Whitney and so many other super star type celebrities, many of them seem to repeat this reoccurring patterns of sorts of losing touch with reality, but why? What is causing such a thing as becoming drug addicted, if they appear to have absolutely everything they could ever want, or any human on the planet could ever want or need, or even dream of.

These are the very question that this new series seeks to answer, and for that of the world and all of humanity, because we all need to learn from such examples. So to prevent from much more of this sort of failure or loss of dreams going and turning severely sour.

Elvis was found dead in a hotel, just like many various others who had fallen to such a fate of infamy, and was assumed to have overdosed on something. If you check there on Wikipedia in terms of trying to learn about the cause of his death, there is so much to ponder on, but nothing that states an exact or lands a solid truth. Who knows if the world cannot come to a conclusion of sorts with all its experts running around, scientist, medical doctors and the likes. One things for sure is he died and his legacy appeared to vanish from thin air, but his name and music lived on, which is what tends to happen when any music artist reaches and attains mega-stardom.

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One of his most classic songs that was loved universally

There's much more to come on the field of lost dreams

This will become a on going series on Hubpages, and so this article is just the first of many to come. If you indeed enjoyed reading it, please feel free to comment below. Making a earnest effort to sort out what brings us all true personal success in this life is the overall goal of this sort of series, and its in no way designed to condemn or make judgement on any of the super stars lives either those being portrayed or soon to be put on display.

By attempting to draw comparisons from that of their lives and learning from their many trials and tribulations throughout it all, can potentially help us all to learn from their mistakes if anything.

Adding the true success and failure stories (lost dreams) here shall be used to help draw on many conclusions over time, and in hopes that something truly helpful can emerge onto the scenes for us all to improve our daily lives. We shall see in due time, and as the series pans out if this effort can help others to improve on their own personal successes either yet to come, or currently on its path.


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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @rahul0324, thanks bro for caring to give this hub of mine a try, I enjoyed writing it, and always felt these things about stardom and success stories gone bad.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Reading your article..... reminds of the son "Eye of the Tiger" and the line which strikes my mind is

      " We should fight just to keep our dreams alive"

      I believe dreams are lost people do not fight enough for their dreams... no amount of excuses can account for your lost dreams... it is entirely your fault that you succumbed into pressures, priorities and responsibilities .....

      Brilliant hub brother

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      I do my best @Nellieanna :) I will look up the movie as well, thanks again for being such a awesomely cool friend to me and for sharing in this way.

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      You've such an active mind, Mike!

      I confess, even knowing it was before your time, I thought that "Mommy Dearest" was a classic, up there with "Casablanca" and other such enduring movies and books.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @Nellieanna, Yes indeed knowing our limitations takes balance and acknowledgement of not over doing it, plus being extremely humble in our ways.

      I also loved MrsBrown's comment too, she pointed out a great point indeed about the pressure issues and challenges.

      I never heard of that "Mommy Dearest" book, and that info is quite interesting indeed to learn about the Joan Crawford Story, I'll take a look at that someday for sure. Thanks for the info and for another cool comment.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @bravewarrior, thank you so much for that comment up there and for sharing.

      I do agree with your perspective as well. Becoming a superstar does indeed appear to come with loads of pressure. Just by seeing what they go through to get from point A to point B with all the media chasing them all around and fans, I can tell that its definitely a hectic lifestyle for sure. I hope folks can learn from it all, handling such pressures isn't the easiest thing at all.

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Thank you for your reply, Mike. Yes, my Dad was a wise man. He also said "Know your limitations", which at the time I resented, thinking NO! I don't have limitations! But of course, he was realistic and considering the whole spectrum of any person's strengths & weaknesses, which, if one understands oneself, are much easier to handle, overcome or 'work around'. :-)

      I just read MrsBrownsParlour's comment and it reemphasized the terrible challenges & pressures brought on a person by unbalanced fame & fortune with one's whole spectrum of oneself if not understood.

      Earlier today I watched "Mommy Dearest" on the Sundance Channel. I'd not seen it before, this story of Joan Crawford's heights of fame in contrast with her miserably abusive relationship with her adopted children, especially the daughter, which is a prime example.

      I remembered another bit of trivia about her that is probably relatively unknown. A fellow who was writing for a movie magazine in 1933, when Crawford was gaining fame in Hollywood & was being interviewed by him. She reminded him they had lived across the street from each other in Lawton, Oklahoma when she was Billie Cassin. One day she'd jumped barefoot off a porch onto a broken bottle and was bleeding profusely. He had found her lying in a pool of blood, had bound her foot and carried her to the doctor. She still remembered that he'd once saved her life! One wonders how an ordinary little girl with a sense of gratitude, - many years later could become such a monster toward her own daughter. It continued from her grave when she left her two children nothing in her will. Finally her daughter, Chistine, was able to get the last word by writing "Mommy Dearest" and exposing her Mr. Hyde side publicly.

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Mike, I think the pressures of having to maintain stardom and the fact that your life is no longer private, is what leads many of our stars to drug addiction and alcohol abuse. That and the crazy hours they have to keep, back to back gigs, etc. Sleeping pills to sleep and speed to keep the show on the road, so to speak. It's all very sad, really. We've lost a great many legends.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @MrsBrownsParlour, Thank you for starters and for being so kind to share with me in many of my hubs recently.

      Yes I do respect that of their lives a great deal as well, these stars aren't just the average, they are very special indeed and many folks worldwide have dreamed to achieve the greatness, the notoriety they have, and of course receive the money. Oh god the money :) but yeah you are so correct, about not envying them.

      I don't do such a thing neither, because I think its kind of childish to have such feelings inside of our hearts. Plus like you said, it all comes with a huge responsibility and at a tremendous toll to be a superstar celebrity with the world always in your everything and then some.

      Awesome insightful comment up there, I'm so happy that folks are beginning to respond to this hub, maybe someday this new series can indeed help humanity, who knows right!

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @molometer, Yes Michael I agree with you that true success can be found in the most odd places, and it doesn't have to mean that we earn a dime.

      Those who have contributed to humanity just as Mother Teresa has done in that of their life time, definitely have achieved great successes and in their earnest efforts to help all of humanity. I cannot agree with you more on that great and noble truth you've pointed out.

      I like that you chose to point such a fact out, and this series is definitely going to steer towards such a direction as time progresses. Thanks for adding your perspective, I truly am blown away by all the awesome folks who have chosen to share with me here their truest thoughts on such a topic.

      Also thanks for sharing my hub with others, I didn't think it was the stellar type, but if it is to land in such a prestigious positioning or to be given such a title then so be it :)

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @Nellieanna, thanks again for the cool response up above and I truly see eye to eye with you on all instances. You dad was a very wise dude :)

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      Lurana Brown 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      I have often looked at people who seem to "have it all" (success, fame, beauty, fortune, prosperity) and do not let myself envy them....because the challenges they face may be as deep as their pinnacles are high. Success, like failure, has a way of bringing out one's greatest weaknesses and strengths.

      Icons are people too, and you do them justice to talk compassionately about their paths and legacies and what this means to the rest of us. I am particularly moved by Michael Jackson's story. I hear and see light and love in his eyes and voice. He was extremely talented. His childhood did not sound healthy though, and I grieve for the normal life he never had and for any darkness in his story. I also love a lot of his music. (I actually just saw some of his memorabilia in the Indianapolis Hard Rock Cafe last week, along with some of Elvis's...but anyway.)

      I like how you are exploring the topic of dreams. :-)

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      molometer 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Very interesting Mike. These three icons seemed to have it all. Or at least the things we are taught to think of as important.

      Fame, love, money, success.

      But what do they mean when they speak of success.

      A live lived well?

      I can think of many success stories that do not include money or fame.

      Think of people like Mother Theresa for example.

      She was a mega success in helping the less fortunate.

      Great work Mike and a very interesting read.

      Hope this lost dreams hub goes stellar as it deserves.

      I am going to give it a push in the right direction right now.

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Thank you, sweet Mike. BTW - I have to edit and edit and edit again and still find errors in my work, and I'm sort of a natural at that grammar stuff. :-) It still takes editing & I'm sure errors still slip by in my work.

      The bad news well may be that as humans we are all susceptible to inevitable trials and tribulations that follow constant choices which built into major issues, and that they open us to making weak and unwise responses. But the good news is that we can learn, hone and improve our responses with each such experience.

      We can also learn by observing others, both in their mistakes and in their wisdom. I can hear my Dad's voice saying, 'Learn from others' mistakes!' Of course that advice is another item we sometimes may fail to take to heart and have to experience results in order to internalize it for future use! But we do develop our own ability to respond and deal with the miscellaneous things that happen in life, which, whether one is famous or meek, are actually not stacked for or agains anyone, but are neutral. The differences in results are in personal responses to the variables. We can improve our fortunes sometimes more easily than we have managed to improve our responses to the improvements. It can be learned but fame does introduce much more available 'other' options to working at one's own being and ability to live up to potential in each area of life.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Thank you @Nellieanna you have indeed landed the nail on the coffin sort to speak, because many folks who have achieved anything in life definitely have the responsibility issues that comes with such a thing.

      I like your take on this issue of balance, and the offsets of having to deal with living in excess and the life of the lavish. When under such pressures in this life, anyone can and will surely crack eventually.

      This is why being a human is definitely a thing that isn't free of imperfection, and as you pointed out we all go through such trials and tribulations, and I hope folks read you comment. Your awesomely insightful response up there definitely has a great deal of truth in it for sure, and I definitely respect your level headed perspective on it all because it bears the fruits of wisdom within its writings for sure.

      Thanks for sharing with me here, and for the writing tip as well, I went along and edited things a bit, and will continue to do so as time goes along, and I discover many of my grammatical errors as I make all the time.

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Such an intense, passionate and interesting look at these prime examples of mega-stars and their eventual 'fields of lost dreams'.

      I notice a prevailing conclusion expressed throughout each look at them that somehow their lost dreams resulted from some other factors than their personal responsibilities. I can see that same thing, but it can't excuse their own personal responsibilities for their fates.

      Perhaps it is in the choice of accepting the inevitable strings which accompany going for mega starship without fully understanding them - or caring to consider them. With such talents as each brought to it, using them was a logical choice, perhaps, but there was also a short-sighted assumption that it could be accomplished without those 'costs' you mention - and by disregarding the many temptations AND need for relief it surely brings - before they became major issues.

      Perhaps they had stability within themselves but which was unstrengthened and unprotected so that it was and might always be attacked by the circumstances that 'go-with' the chosen life of a mega star and in order to hold onto the position, and, sure enough, all that chipped away at their own stability till it was too 'beat' to resist and hold itself up.

      We see people failing at everyday attempts - marriages, parenthood, ordinary jobs, friendships, etc, etc. We don't always weigh the advantages and costs of whatever we attempt and when we fail to prepare ourselves according to the demand of our attempted activities, we find ourselves unequal to them. Doesn't mean we couldn't prepare for them - but we need some early guidance in how to or else we must be very wise to find out for ourselves.

      There is nothing particularly 'unfair' about anyone's challenges. There is just lack of challenge and ability to handle it -- which is fixable - IF it's recognized and oneself is understood with GREAT self-honesty and self-examination. We learn a lot of that from on-the-job experience. When someone bypasses all that OTC preparation and launches or is launched by others into a challenge which is, by its nature and definition - OVER HIS/HER HEAD - the results are unlikely to be ideal, UNLESS at some point the person decided to take time out to catch up and gather his/her own ability-to-respond effectively to all that is thrust upon him/her (response-ability) in the inevitable course of what has been undertaken.

      A pause for considering the realistic consequences is needed - and a young age may be beyond the person's awareness. Parents who love him/her, however should be there to help, not just with promoting the fame, but with protecting the youngster. There must be responsibility in order for good results to happen.

      So the old adage "be careful what you wish for; you might just get it" holds much truth. Wish for the moon, but be sure your knowledge and preparation for the trip and landing are well established.

      I look forward to your ongoing series, Mike! You're a most talented person! (Some earnest editing of 'tooly' things like spelling, etc. would improve it, though your main premises are really outstanding.) Bravo!

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @carol7777, yes indeed there are successes and failures in this life, I think money is the ultimate problem in the end, because it was the very thing that prompted most folks to be tempted to make the wrong decisions in the first place.

      Thanks for sharing your point of view on the matter it does help to get many more folks to share in their perspective views for sure Carol. Oh and thanks for sharing with me, and for reading my hub here, you are super cool for that.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      I think having dreams is what keeps most of us going. YOu always want to have at least one dream..small or large. Many famous stars have ruined their lives with excesses. And sometimes dreams become nightmares. And today fame is short lived and it never matters what you did but what you are doing. I once had 15 minutes of fame.

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      Marvin Parke 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Failure and success goes hand in hand. There is a very thin line between both. Each one will always supersede the other. Life is a difficult balancing act because no man is perfect.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @Nell Rose, yes indeed great points and you are very observant. Thanks for commenting and for sharing this hub here with me. Yeah Michael Jackson got a great deal of angels to help him up there into star super powers, and unfortunately not under the best circumstances. His youthful age didn't help neither as well, and his pops was really harsh on the Jackson five team for sure.

      I think psychology has a great deal to play in it all, the pressure to be what they appear to be to that of the public eye, and so many other factors that affect them and cloud their judgement such as drugs both illegal use, and legal as well.

      I hope humanity can indeed learn something from these folks, and many others. I will try my best to cover many more such stories as time progresses and all.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, I think so many of the big stars for example become famous and dream the dream but I have noticed that many get their on the backs of others, or more to the point they get pushed to the top, and this is where the trouble starts. Many people can be mentally stable enough to hold onto the top of their game, but if they are 'helped' along the way they may get too much help of the wrong sort, like michael jackson and his famous doctor, so many of them go down the road of drugs etc, and I believe its because they either don't have much 'ambition' for other things, see the world, do another hobby or help people, that once they become famous for being brilliant at what they do they then think, now what? great hub and a lot to think about, nell

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @pstraubie48, thank you so much, wow! a super awesome response I just got by you. Yes indeed many of us strive to become successful, and no matter how much fame, glory, or mega stardom we are to receive there is always something inherently missing for many folks. I hope we do indeed as a community, and as humanity as a whole can learn from the likes of these folks I brought out to the computer screen here on Hubpages.

      We all know of their stories of rise and excitement, celebration, and their great falls, and yes we are in fact only human in the end.

      These folks were the greatest of the greats in our time, and I so wish this message can get spread across as far as the galaxy sends signals, because we indeed need real change and we need it fast!

      Oh and thanks you Patricia for sending me some angels, I was in dire need of them awesome digital wings of assistance :) that was so nice and kind of you to say. its nice to have met you digitally on the hub.

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Some wish for national, huge acclaim and call that success. And for those, who dream of that and reach it by whatever arbitrary standards we have set, that is a good thing. And as you pointed out some of those who have attained that greatness, those accolades, find their star tarnished or falling from the sky. But after all they are only human and do make errors in judgment which can lead to an early demise. However we still do not let their stars dim. Perhaps if those of us who remain can learn something from their missteps perhaps it will glorify them in some way, you know.

      This was interesting...thanks for sharing.

      Sending Angels your way this evening :) ps


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