I can absolutely relate to this. 12 years later, different song, same experience! I lived in a world far away from pop culture, so I did not really know much about Michael, I had only heard some of his songs not knowing their significance. When I first say him in video few months back, it hit me like lightening! What a performance! The way he moved, almost out of this world!Then, when Michael showed up… wow. I was enraptured. The way he moved, the power in his voice, the way he commanded your attention every second he was on the screen.
He changed my life too, though in a very different way. I am almost a decade older than you are, and discovered him a decade later than you did, so supposedly should be wiser! but I am still obsessed beyond reasonable!MJ truly changed my life. His music got me through the lowest lows and boosted me during the highest highs. I learned to sing and dance by watching him. I fell in love with music and performing because of him, and that led me to the people I currently call my best friends. Sometimes I feel like an absolute psycho because of how obsessed and devoted I am to a man I’ll never meet, but there is no way to truly express what his music has done for me.