ONE GREAT LESSON FROM MICHAEL JACKSON’S FUNERAL 07/08/2009




The media called Michael’s memorial service a “thriller.” Rousing speakers and moving singers filled the program. But the most touching words came from Michael’s daughter: “"Ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father I could imagine," ... ‘I just want to say I love him so much.’”

And the greatest lesson from it all was in the TV ratings. CBS reruns trumped the coverage of Jackson’s memorial service. And he was only dead for less than a week.

The point is fame is fleeting. How quickly it passes away.
“But fame is fleeting as the wind and glory fades away” wrote Grantland Rice.

Emily Dickson quotes,
“Fame is a bee. It has a song. It has a sting
Ah, too, it has a wing.”

How quickly fame flies away.

“Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave” (British poet).

Trying naming the greatest entertainers of 100 years ago and you will see how quickly their fame flew away and how quickly Michael Jackson’s will also pass.


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