How has your life changed since Michael's passing?

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Since Michael passed away, I haven't been nearly as cheerful in my daily life. But the most striking change in my life is that I can't turn to his music for happiness in the way I used to. Instead, it makes me sad, nostalgic, and hopeless. :(







How has your life changed since Michael died?
 

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I am affected in this way. It's messed up knowing that he is no longer in this world with us. It's still hard for me to come to terms with that.
 

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aw it changed in my happiness too, ....not happy much anymore lately.
because it took away alot of hope
the joy of a big part of my life that made this world better for me if i had a really bad day, all i had to think about was michael was around.
it took away my chance to see him in person that i felt was getting closer at some point, after years of dreaming i'd see him one day.
all of it gone poof..one big dream of my childhood is gone.
i keep wishing i can push back the time, especially if i watch something nostalgic too like Moonwalker. remembering a time michael was here alive, and these dreams were alive and no worries either.
music stays, but the real person is not here. its a big loss.
i knew if michael died it would change a big part of my life. i feared this day would come too soon. typical with my luck. too many disappointments. i think alot of us in this new millennium were waiting for him to come back out but it was too late. its weird. its like we missed it by one second.
 

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I am sort of opposite of some of you.

I am not happy because Michael has passed, but I find myself happier about little things. Before I could so easily over look when someone held a door open for me, or when someone would say Please or Thank You...but after really researching and coming to know Michael and his legacy and how little things mattered the most, and that loving each other is all we really know we will have forever, all of those little things make my day!

Have you ever just like, paid attention for a day and realize how many times people will let a door shut in your face, or they wont say please or thank you, or they will just act like you aren't there and snub you?? Too many!!

Michael has made me much more open, observant, appreciative, and loving to all those around me...not just people I know. And I love it. I am just sad that he is not here to see =[
 
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Im also very depressed right now and lack of motivation because Michael was my whole world.. He gave me strength. When I wasn't strong. He gave me hope when all hope was lost. He opened my eyes when I couldn't see.. hes always been there for me.. and now.. :cry:
 

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I'm becoming less judgemental(I'm working on it). MJ has made me aware of what a human being is capable of doing if they just put in the hard work. It's making me re-evaluate my current position in this world and how I can contribute to make this world a better place. When I heard that MJ passed it was like I was in a car wreck, it was very life-changing. MJs passing has made me more aware of the media and it's main objective in the US culture. It's also made me aware of how I view celebrities because MJ is my no.1 celebrity and seeing how he always wanted to be treated normal makes me realize how I position celebrities and public figure as important people and the other people in this world are just regulars. I think about him everyday and it makes me sad that I won't hear about him or seeing new footage/pictures of MJ in the future years to come.
 

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it reinforced to me that many people are hypocrites but thats just when im having a bad day. the world is full of more good than bad. and people only truly realize what they had when its gone.
 

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also it reinforced something that i have lived with since i was little - to make each and every day count. dont wait. you never know if youre living your last moments. eventually death comes to us all and if you have something to say to someone tell them. because so often in death people have said 'oh i wish i had talked to them and let them know how much i loved them or how much i valued their friendship'
 

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I can't stop thinking about him, I'm just constantly listening to his music and wishing he was here.
In a way it has changed my life for the better, I don't see the point in argueing anymore. I'm spending more time with people I care about because after Michael passed, I've realized that life's too short to hold grudges.
It's almost as if his death, and the death of two others I know that passed after michael, have been a massive wake up call.
I loved Michael before he passed, he's always been an idol of mine, but I regret taking it for granted that he'd always be there. I regret not making the most of him being around at the same time I was, I just always thought he'd be there... I never want to make that mistake again.
Michael has taught me so much, his death reinforces everything and I am so thankful for that.
 

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Hmmm...it's a difficult one to answer. I mean, I cry every day, but I'm happy. I seemed to have found peace since Michael's passing and in a way found myself.

After all the research and reading I have done on Michael after his death it has inspired me to be true to myself and be the nice, generous person I know I am rather than acting cold and cynical just to 'fit in'.

The main thing that has changed is that most music, apart from Michael's, seems empty to me now. I can't seem to listen to aything but him.
 

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The main thing that has changed is that most music, apart from Michael's, seems empty to me now. I can't seem to listen to aything but him.

Exactly how I feel. I aso feel that I'll never be cheerful ever again, or feel happy. Not having Michael in this world is like not having sun on this planet. I wish I could have met him and told him how much he means to me and how much I love him.
 

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Exactly how I feel. I aso feel that I'll never be cheerful ever again, or feel happy. Not having Michael in this world is like not having sun on this planet. I wish I could have met him and told him how much he means to me and how much I love him.


I know this sounds crazy but you still can. He can hear you. I'm certain of that. He's all around us, he IS the sun, the sky, the stars now...

But I don't mean to push any of my beliefs on anyone obviously x
 

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His death is still painful to me and unfair, but it has really awakened my compassionate side to be honest. He has taught me to respect everybody, not care what people think, and to be more kind. There are no words for how much he has inspired me. It's like his death (and I still wish I was thinking this when he was alive) reminds me of how I should really take his message to heart and follow it. I also smile much more now than I used to.
 

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Im also very depressed right now and lack of motivation because Michael was my whole world.. He gave me strength. When I wasn't strong. He gave me hope when all hope was lost. He opened my eyes when I couldn't see.. hes always been there for me.. and now.. :cry:

and now he's still there and in every fan's heart...really? don't you feel him? his songs, his legacy, his spirit...I am happy with the idea that Michael's soul is dancing in your inside...(in all of you).
In conclusion MJ is still here but in another way.
 

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I'm disillusioned at times with why all this happens, angry when I think of how sweet he was and all he went through and then I think 'whats the answer?' and I've come to the conclusion its 'put more good back into the world which needs it' so I am inspired by him too to carry on helping those less fortunate than me.
 

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well, ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of being able to meet Michael...just to hug him or hold his hand...I knew there wasn't much chance of that although I always had hope...but now he's gone I know I never have the chance :cry: so his passing has kind of made me lose hope in alot of things

Also I try to be a better person, to learn from Michael...to be more compassionate and understanding, non-judgemental, just like he was.

Like the other day I was sitting in a restaurant and there was this lady who was very overweight, anyway these two teenagers went past in a car started laughing and shouting at her...it made me so sad for her...I thought about him instantly: Michael wouldn't have laughed at her, he would have been kind...he was kind to anyone :cry:

Also, I used to walk straight by homeless people, not out of rudeness ...just from hurrying along etc... I try to find the time to say hello if they speak to me, and be polite.

Michael taught me so much....I am a kinder person because of him. And I never judge anyone....like the lyrics: before you judge me, try hard to love me :cry:
 
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and now he's still there and in every fan's heart...really? don't you feel him? his songs, his legacy, his spirit...I am happy with the idea that Michael's soul is dancing in your inside...(in all of you).
In conclusion MJ is still here but in another way.

I do feel him in a spirtual sense but its not the same. I will miss seeing his smile, hearing his voice, seeing him dance *sigh.. And I am so lonely and depresesd.
 

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well, ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of being able to meet Michael...just to hug him or hold his hand...I knew there wasn't much chance of that although I always had hope...but now he's gone I know I never have the chance :cry: so his passing has kind of made me lose hope in alot of things

Also I try to be a better person, to learn from Michael...to be more compassionate and understanding, non-judgemental, just like he was.

Like the other day I was sitting in a restaurant and there was this lady who was very overweight, anyway these two teenagers went past in a car started laughing and shouting at her...it made me so sad for her...I thought about him instantly: Michael wouldn't have laughed at her, he would have been kind...he was kind to anyone :cry:

Also, I used to walk straight by homeless people, not out of rudeness ...just from hurrying along etc... I try to find the time to say hello if they speak to me, and be polite.

Michael taught me so much....I am a kinder person because of him. And I never judge anyone....like the lyrics: before you judge me, try hard to love me :cry:

that is so kind.
I try to be a better person too. Sometimes I think, what would michael do? (WWMD lol). That is what he wanted the world to be like. Since I didn't know him personally (like many other people) I feel like the only thing we can do for him now is to be compassionate and understanding. Like himself!
 

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whenever I'm happy I'm usually faking it.
my summer holidays have been ruined.
nothing motivates me anymore.
I just can't get over it...
 

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I'm not my usual self. My base level emotion is lower then normal. If I'm caught in a moment it takesme ages to get over it...this is one moment I will never recover from :( But on the positive side of his passing I have, like Casey, started to appreciate the smaller things (not that I already didn't!). This morning I was waiting at the bus stop and was just standing there listening to MJ on my iPod and watched a Robin in the tree opposite quietly grooming/ milling about on the branch...for the entire 20min wait I had this morning! :)

Also Em_mj I love your gif of Michael! :D I love that part of the documentary :D "I loved the tour...*everyone bursts out laughing* :D :D :D
 

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I try to make a change in my personality so i can be the way Michael wanted us all to be: kind, loving, tolerants, less selfish...
 

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Ive been told changed alot Im nowhere as cheerful and happy as I used to be, before MJs passing I would never shut up and was always laughing and joking now I just dont want to.

But when I play his music it all changes, I feel as if he is still alive singing and dancing with me, in other words his music gives me strength and hope.
 

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I don't notice if it's sunny or not outside, that tells everything.

oh God..:(
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Well...my life has changed a lot.

I feel like a lost little kid.

Knowing that Michael existed and knowing that he loved all his fans including me made me feel safe and happy for some reason.
His words and music gave me strength in the worst times of my life and I looked up to him as a guide.
And seeing as I don't have a good relationship with my father at all, I saw Michael as a kind of surrogate dad. Someone to look up to. The moment I learnt he was gone, it felt like I had lost a father.

To me, he was living proof that you could defy all odds to make your dreams into reality and when he passed, I felt like I could never again have the strength to even try making my own dreams into reality.
I felt like something had been suddenly pulled out from underneath me.

Over the next few weeks after I learnt of his death, I became reckless with my personal relationships with other people and I said and did irresponsible things that I normally would never have done. I'm not really sure why.
And I'm still behaving like a child who acts out when something bad happens to them.

It will take me a while to settle down. :(
 
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