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Have you ever thrown something at your TV?   The Real You: Personality Poll

Started Jun-25 by Showtalk; 736 views.
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jun-26

Lisa Marie Presley.  Yes, she did.

They would have had interesting children together. But Michael's actual kids have grown up in a bizarre world that probably has really warped their perception of everything. They haven't been in the news in a while.

The real odd thing is Michael made more money after he died than when he was alive because the hyper-spending abruptly stopped.

So his kids will likely never have to work a day their entire lives. That's something about 99.9% or more like 99.99 or 99.999% of the population will never experience cradle to grave financial security.

MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad 

Jun-26

Way back in the last century when I had one, I never watched it enough to be offended by it.

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

Jun-26

I've wondered how much money all the family lawsuits over conservatorship of the kids cost and how good Katherine was guarding the $$$.

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jun-26

His children are almost as strange as he was.  They grew up with him as their major influence until he died.

That can make anyone grow up strange. It can also re-wire the brain in a way that keeps them from interfacing with the rest of the world in any healthy manner.

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jun-27

They were very sheltered but also extremely famous.  I think that was partly to protect them from all the people who wanted to get to them.

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

Jun-27

Kidnapping must have been a huge worry.  

Showtalk said:

They were very sheltered but also extremely famous. I think that was partly to protect them from all the people who wanted to get to them.

I know that a lot of people who grew up very sheltered as children often grow into dysfunctional adults who are unable to really cope with the challenges life throws at normal people, and tend to just buckle in despair when faced with a situation that most of us normal people would not only handle well but take in stride.

I'd suspect that highly sheltered people also have a disproportionate share of serious mental health issues, and end up rather tone deaf concerning the rest of the world.

Of course not all of them - I've heard stories of some incredibly famous people in a disaster actually either making a meaningful difference and saving lives and property, sometimes at significant personal risk, or at least not becoming the kind of victim that consumes vast resources to maintain their bubble.

But if you cut open a chrysalis to help the butterfly out, it won't thrive because it needs the struggle and exertion to finish its development properly. Same if you crack open a chicken egg to help the chick hatch. I've heard quite a few motivational speakers make those comparisons to people, especially those who are very highly sheltered.

A related analogy is the huge rise in asthma and other autoimmune  / allergy related disorders in children who are not exposed to dirt and stuff so their immune system doesn't develop properly to mount a proportionate response and distinguish infection from mere irritants in the environment.

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