There is no more graphic example of sending cries for help than the tragedy of Michael Jackson’s death. Is not listening a crime? Is not doing what Michael needed most a crime? Should the tour have been cancelled? Should Michael’s health needs have come first? Should someone have done what Michael couldn’t do – stop the flow of drugs – stop the show?

How many signs did Michael Jackson need to send in order to be heard?

  • I’m anxious.
  • I need to sleep.
  • I’m in pain.
  • I need love. I need understanding.
  • I never had a childhood. I hurt so much.
  • Please, please, just help me sleep.
  • Give me more drugs. Give me peace from my stress.

Was it the tour? Did he think he couldn’t handle it?

Was it the financial pressure to succeed or bust?

Was it the huge number of people counting on him?

Was it that every body had so much to gain from Michael that they ignored every cry for help he shouted out?

There are many people other than Conrad Murray responsible for Michael Jackson’s death. Everyone who was within hearing distance of Michael’s cries for help holds a tiny bit of blame. Unfortunately, no one held on to Michael.

The lesson from this sad story is to listen to our loved ones – not just to their words. Listen to their actions, what they’re not doing or saying, but what they are acting out. Between the lines of pretend, try to find the truth. It could save a life.


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  2. Ranjit says:

    Why does it matter?It mtrteas because the attacks on Michael’s name continue.It mtrteas because the extortions of 1993 and 2005 shattered him completely.It mtrteas because the catastrophic agony? Michael went through placed him in a head on collision with? someone like Doctor Murray.It mtrteas because the media tore this man to pieces for over? 15 years.It mtrteas because three children are now living without their father. It mtrteas because Michael mtrteas.

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