Michael Jackson was born in August 1958. So was I. Michael Jackson grew up in the suburbs of the Midwest. So did I. Michael Jackson had eight brothers and sisters. So do I. When Michael Jackson was six, he became a superstar, and was perhaps the world's most beloved child. When I was six, my mother died. I think he got the shorter end of the stick. I never had a mother, but he never had a childhood. And when you never get to have something, you become obsessed by it. I spent my childhood searching for my mother's figures. Sometimes I was successful, but how do you recreate your childhood when you are under the magnifying glass of the world for your entire life.
There is no question that Michael Jackson was one of the greatest talents the world has ever known. That, when he sang a song at the ripe old age of eight he could make you feel like an experienced adult was squeezing your heart with his words. That the way he moved had the elegance of Fred Astaire and packed the punch of Muhammad Ali. That his music had an extra layer of inexplicable magic that didn't just make you want to dance but actually made you believe you could fly, dare to dream, be anything that you wanted to be. Because that is what heroes do and Michael Jackson was a hero!
1. get the short end of the stick
eg. I don't like getting the short end of the stick.
eg. When the mayor cut our budget almost in half, I felt like we were getting the short end of the stick.
2. get to do sth.
eg. He's just a pussycat really, once you get to know him.
eg. I couldn't get to sleep last night; I was too excited.
eg. You'll get to like your work.
3. search for sth.
eg. The Turkish security forces have started searching for the missing men.
eg. They searched for a spot where they could sit on the floor.
eg. Nonetheless there are signs that both sides may be searching for a compromise.
4. There is no question that...
eg. There is no question that he will help us.
eg. There is no question that we will finish the work with in two days.
5. dare to do sth.
eg. Since he was stuck in a lift a year ago he hasn't dared to get back into one.
eg. Most people hate Harry but they don't dare to say so.
eg. He has also dared to take unpopular, but principled stands at times.
That consciousness is everything and that all things begin with a thought. That we are responsible for our own fate, we reap what we sow, we get what we give, we pull in what we put out. I know these things for sure.