By Lucy Caulkett-
George Michael’s death is a sad reminder of the devastating effects drug abuse can have on people.
How a well loved man who thrilled the world with quality music can die like this is most sad.
Michael produced one of the best Christmas songs we ever knew, including ‘last Christmas’, which will last for many more decades as a Christmas favourite.
George Michael had seven number one songs and considered one of the best artists of all times should have been one of the happiest ever. Yet at 53 years of age, he was battling heroine addiction, why? We expect stars to be our example, but this is so often not the case. It reminds us that stars and superstars are just human like the rest of us. The heights of their achievements goes to confirm how quality lies in many of us which we simply do not activate.
How ironic it is for George Michael to die during the Christmas season, very painful too. A man whose songs lit up shopping centres, car stereos, radio stations, how unfortunate that he should die alone. Lots of ordinary people have battled and beaten drug addiction, so when stars fail to do the same, it makes us wonder why their money can’t buy them the formula to win these very testing battles. According to reports, he was looking forward to Christmas, but would not get to enjoy it or see the new year. George Michael was a special artist which a special touch, but he sadly lost the battle of drugs. How many more George Michael’s will we have?
We all know by now that money does not buy happiness, but at least we thought it could increase our resistance to
bad influence that are destructive. Whitney Houston’s addiction to drugs which eventually led to her death, gave us one example of a super rich celebrity with all the fame in the world who lost it all on drugs. Lost her life, lost her joy, all on drugs! Drug abuse is one of the worst killers of all time. It confirms the harsh truth that some people without money are happier than some who have lots of money. Money and achievement really should be a booster to the well being of an individual, not one that leads to destruction.
The reality is that money, as useful as it is, can be a cruel weapon of self destruction and wrong thinking.
It often leads to jealousy, maltreatment, conceit, arrogance, and addiction.