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Thread started 06/26/17 11:49am

purplerabbitho
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Trust issues for the extremely famous...(how media makes that worse)

I have a question for discussion (hopefully respectful discussions.)

HOw many of P's earlier associates spoke about his personal issues (not professional) in Hahn's book? The rise and fall of Prince? (not professional issues or disputes..those are fair game in my opinion.) I have't read it yet. (I assume its many of them)

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I ask this to make a point about how media interference makes real communication and reconciliation with someone as famous and private as Prince even more difficult. Maybe there is belief that a bit of public shaming will get someone to straighten up and fly right. But does it?--especially if the person is quick to believe that exploitation is component of it. If you are telling someone how wrong they were to do such and such of thing, but you do it for a writer (which in turns gets yourself some recognition) is the target going to really see the criticism as legitimate?

..Put yourself in Prince's shoes. Would you think there was any real possibility for closeness (or even reconcilliation and trust) with people who spoke to a writer who wrote a book with that critical of a title about yourself?? Would it be hard to open up to those same people later on about yor own frailties? Would an apology from Prince mean anything if the apology could be construed by all parties involved as merely a way to get people to keep quiet in the public arena. I know I would be weary.

Public airing of grievances--do they do any good for fixing relationships or getting uber famous folks to make amends/reflect/and grow?

[Edited 6/26/17 12:06pm]

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Reply #1 posted 06/26/17 4:50pm

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Depends on the person. If that's something you're likely to do anyway, it wouldn't matter if you're famous or not. If you're not likely to want to make amends (especially if you're in the wrong), then it wouldn't be helpful.

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Reply #2 posted 06/26/17 6:56pm

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Its hard enough to make a stubborn person (who might be in denial) see the errors of his ways; its even harder if you give him a reason not to trust you.

SpookyNopetopus said:

Depends on the person. If that's something you're likely to do anyway, it wouldn't matter if you're famous or not. If you're not likely to want to make amends (especially if you're in the wrong), then it wouldn't be helpful.

[Edited 6/26/17 18:56pm]

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