What Nobody Is Saying About Michael Jackson

Monday, 6 July 2009 at 6:16 am Pacific USA Time.

I have been watching some of the MJ coverage from network TV to CNN to MSNBC, VH1, E!, etc… I wasn't really a fan, but having been sick in bed a lot of the last 9 days, I've seen a lot of TV. :)

I have seen a lot of people interviewed who were friends with Michael Jackson. Nearly all of them talk about how they were there for him… they were there when he got married… or won an award… or did something groud-breaking, had his kids, went to court, etc… So many people are talking about being there for him, with him, etc…

But there is one thing I have heard NOBODY say about Michael Jackson.

I have not seen a single interview (yet) where someone talks about how Michael Jackson was there for them as a good friend. Nobody has said, "When I was at a low point, I called Michael because he's always there for me." Nobody describes MJ as their go-to best pal.

If Deepak Chopra or his son were having a bad day, I bet that they didn't call MJ. MJ's family… do you think he was the emotional rock that everybody turned to when things were going wrong for them?

To me, this reminds me of people who are takers, and maybe it's just part of being an addict… taking a lot from people around you, surrounding you with people who support your world view and get you your fix, not being the go-to supportive friend people wish you were. If you died today (and please don't), what would your friends say about you? Would they be thinking about all the times they were there for you, and evidently none of the times you were there for them?

Maybe it's a wake-up call about how we can be there more for our friends. Friendships are about a give and take, and the main thing I'm noticing about MJ is that while he may have been generous with money and using his ranch and material things, he doesn't seem to really have been anybody's best friend. Makes me think about the nature of friendship.

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One Response to “What Nobody Is Saying About Michael Jackson”

  1. David Wright says:

    Check the remarks from Martin Luther King, Jr’s children at the public memorial service.