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

Started Jun-25 by Showtalk; 715 views.
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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Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jun-28

Probably. I wonder how their grandmother managed.

Don't know for sure. But I do know that the massive spending came to an abrupt halt when Michael Jackson died, so interest and dividends on the remaining vast fortune quickly caught up to and passed actual living and maintenance expenses.

Had he lived, he might have been bankrupt within another few years.

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Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jun-28

They seem to have turned out alright. 
 

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Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jun-28

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

Jun-28

Bodyguards, fake names and some home schooling for Blanket IIRC.  

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

Jun-28

Debbie - the mom - runs a horse facility.  A CA friend of ours lives near her and has been to her place, met Paris once.  Said they both were "typical" horse lovers which isn't necessarily a comment on personality or character. Lol.  Butshe has a nice day and was impressed with the horses and the dedication.

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

Jun-28

Purely judging by looks - which I know is stupid and unrealistic- it looks like the son with the least time with Michael is the most affected socially?  Maybe Michael was a good father if a weak man.

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Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jun-29

They went to Buckley School, which is think is a very exclusive private school.

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