Does Everyone Have the Ability to Achieve Greatness Like Michael Jackson?

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In your own form of talent?

Or is it unrealistic and undesirable? Or even healthy?

After all the news media about Michael Jackson over the last ten years, I would say it wouldn’t be very desirable or healthy. They made him into a freak. Or was he just a freak of nature?

My whole family went to see THIS IS IT Friday. My youngest daughter, the fan, has been waiting for it “forever”, and it didn’t disappoint. He was truly great at his art. You get to see him in his element. He was extremely respected by everyone around him. He seemed like a kind, soft, gentle soul. I find it sad that we didn’t see more of that part of him in the past years. I think he would of inspired even MORE people to achieve greatness.


Mural by Kim

Watching that kind of talent, and all the talent that was around him as well, makes you want to try harder to achieve even a quarter of what they have. Or at least make better decisions, make more effort in your daily life, and try to be a better person over all.

And while we’re doing this, realize that life is short and be able to appreciate everything that you have at the moment.

Till next week,


(Kim has already accomplished her first big dream by traveling to New York with her teenage daughter June of 2009. She lost 20 pounds and overcame her intense dislike (do we say fear?) of flying to accomplish that dream. She rotated off the blog in February 2010, but still hangs out with 8 Women Dream.  You can find her in the comments section)

  • The Moonwalk was a factor in what set Michael apart and clearly in a league of his own in the realm of super-stardom.

  • I like the posts where you show your illustrations best. You are very talented.

  • Heather, the e-commerce builder

    Incredible painting…. glad you can help your daughter celebrate.

  • need to go see this!!! I was a rabid Michael Jackson fan as a teenage girl (in the Thriller era). amazing what he created of his life… sad as well to see how much he suffered.

    Would love to live the dreams and keep the JOY and happiness intact too – that’s my plan :-)


  • Catherine, Site Admin

    Great illustration too

  • Kim, the traveler

    Catherine, hard to believe the 50 is coming for us soon, but we still feel twenty right??
    Remy, thanks, my daughter made me paint it even though I’m not a painter;) I think the movie is worth seeing.

  • Kim, the traveler

    Hi Charlie, well said and true. I guess we’ll never really know his true character but just hope for the best. In my opinion, he was a just a kid that never grew up, still innocent. Even though he was professional and a genius in the movie, he still seemed childlike.

  • charlie

    Remy G’s comment on making kids happy could be misinterpreted given Mr Jacksons rather poor reputation.
    However MJ was a total badass despite the possible hurt he may have caused. Its a strange dichotomy I have of admiring a genuine genius of his field and reviling at his alleged behaviour.
    Also that nose was way uncool.

  • Remy G

    first off, beautiful mural- wow you have incredible talent. the thing I admired most about Michael Jackson was his passion and commitment to making people happy – fans, kids, charities….he seemed to be a very generous person, regardless of anyone may think of him as an individual. I think I will go see the movie…thanks for the review…Remy

  • Catherine, Site Admin

    Hard to believe he was my age. I often think that by the time my dad was my age he was dead from cancer. It seems so unbelievably young. Everyday that everyone is healthy is a great day, the rest is just life’s stuff.