Lamentation of Michael Jackson: I was Robbed of My Childhood

I  have been thinking about the story of Michael Jackson and I believe the custodians of the child should know fast. I have therefore broken our discussion on Child’s Rights and Discipline: The UNCOMMON Theory to do this as we proceed on weekend.  Michael Jackson shook the world, yet he died a frustrated man. Though, he found incredible fame, stupendous fortune and immeasurable influence. He never found himself. He would have preferred the finding of himself to all that he found, which the whole wide world adored. To him all he found was dung compared to what he could have found, himself.

Listen to his lamentation spoken by his own mouth:

Have you seen my Childhood?
I’m searching for the world that I come from
‘Cause I’ve been looking around
In the lost and found of my heart…
No one understands me
They view it as such strange eccentricities…
‘Cause I keep kidding around
Like a child, but pardon me…

People say I’m not okay
‘Cause I love such elementary things…
It’s been my fate to compensate,
for the Childhood
I’ve never known…
Have you seen my Childhood?
I’m searching for that wonder in my youth
Like pirates in adventurous dreams,
Of conquest and kings on the throne…

Before you judge me, try hard to love me,
Look within your heart then ask,
Have you seen my Childhood?

People say I’m strange that way
‘Cause I love such elementary things,
It’s been my fate to compensate,
for the Childhood I’ve never known…

Have you seen my Childhood?
I’m searching for that wonder in my youth
Like fantastical stories to share
The dreams I would dare, watch me fly…

Before you judge me, try hard to love me.
The painful youth I’ve had

Have you seen my Childhood…

Michael Jackson was robbed of his childhood by his custodians. He never found it till he died. A child has five basic needs. One of it is that every child needs the AFFIRMATION of his FREEDOM and RESPONSIBILITY- A sense of dignity and self-worth. I have said times without number that childhood is not synonymous with slavery or bondage. Once a child is robbed of his freedom, he seeks nothing but the day of emancipation. The human spirit, young or old is designed to reject any form if slavery. Therefore anytime the spirit feels enslaved, it must as a matter of divine design seek emancipation.

How do we rob a child of his childhood and by implication, his life? I think looking at my own background, I have found some.

  • We compare him/her to other children
  • We make it a point of duty as custodians to clone the child after our personality, thereby attacking the individuality of the child;
  • By the foregoing the fact the child is an individual, who has his/her own life to lead and must the empowered to do just that is completely neglected.
  • In view of this blunder, which has been found to be common to many custodians, the child’s individuality is not discovered, protected and developed.
  • Any parenting agenda, which promotes the foregoing, is nothing but slavery.

I will like to dwell on the subject of slavery. I ask a question: what’s slavery? Slavery is a mental or mind damage, which comes through exercise of dominion over the WILL of another human being. This is the critical question custodians must ask: am I raising a child or a slave? A Child has his WILL trained, yet independent, slaves have their WILL untrained and cowed. This is awfully pathetic and that was the story of Michael Jackson and I have titled the lamentation of Michael Jackson.

Fellow custodians, I beg to leave you here. I believe a word is enough for the wise and I know my visitors here are very wise. Do have a wonderful weekend. Stay INSPIRED.

Think the child…Think Today…Think Tomorrow…



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