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On the field of lost dreams
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"
Michael Jackson on Amazon
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.
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!
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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Do you think Michael Jackson was a Mega Success
"We love you Whitney"
Whitney's hits on Amazon
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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Do you think Whitney's life was truly successful and was the fame worth it all?
"Elvis was the Man!"
Elvis greatest hits on Amazon
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
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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Did you ever think that Elvis may have been depressed and overdosed on drugs?
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.