The one with Eminem, the Biebs, Depp, Hudson & Gaga!
We're going to talk about why those who appear to have experienced difficult childhoods often develop masterful traits.
Is it true that people who had difficult childhoods develop masterful traits during their difficult upbringings. And if so, why? Could it be the survival brain kicks into gear to develop characteristics for survival, both physical and psychological. Here are some inspiring stories.
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Eminem
He found pleasure in being creative to escape his mother. Had his mother loved and nurtured him, he would never have become creative. So, who made you? Rapper Eminem was extremely vocal about his disdain for his mother, Deborah R. Nelson-Mathers. In songs, "Cleanin' Out My Closet" and "Without Me" he alleged that his mother had been abusive and was addicted to drugs.
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Culkin
To overcome the rejection of his father, he made up a fictitious world. He 'acted' out a new life in his mind. In the 1990s, Macaulay Culkin was the biggest child actor in the world. He amassed a small fortune from his acting career that became a point of contention between his parents, Kit Culkin and Patricia Brentrup during their divorce proceedings in 1994. This resulted in the actor becoming legally emancipated from his parents in 1996 and him opening up about his father's abusive behaviour towards him. To this day, Macaulay and his father are still estranged with Kit even stating publicly that he didn't consider Macaulay a son.
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Bieber
He felt his mum was disappointed in him. If we think about that, it's possible that she left 'signatures' by her actions in his mind, that made him feel this way. In 2015 Justin Bieber told Billboard that his relationship with his mum, Pattie Mallette, was "pretty non-existent" following behaviour that he described as his "stupid phase." He elaborated, saying "I was distant because I was ashamed. I never wanted my mom to be disappointed in me, and I knew she was."
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Hudson
Kate, just like her brother, Oliver, also feels that their father abandoned them. The celebrity brother and sister shared a photo of each other with their dad on Instagram in 2015 for Father's Day the caption of the photo reads, "Happy Abandonment Day." Like her brother, Kate thinks of Kurt Russell as a dad.
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Grande
She 'thanks' the drama her father caused for her creativity. Celebrity brother and sister Ariana Grande and Frankie Grande haven't spoken much about their relationship with father Edward Butera. In an interview with Seventeen, Ariana described the rift beginning in 2013 and by 2018 things hadn't improved much. In her hit song, "Thank U, Next" she sings about the drama, "One day I'll walk down the aisle, holding hands with my mama. I'll be thanking my dad 'cause she grew from the drama."
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Carrey
Jim Carrey easily makes the short list of history's most influential comedians, but in an interview with 60 Minutes, the funny man shocked a lot of people when he acknowledged he has spent much of his life dealing with depression. After the second of his two failed marriages, Carrey sought the help of a psychiatrist who prescribed him Prozac. Though Carrey admits the antidepressant helped him out of an initial jam, he also realized that he couldn't be one of those who stay on the drug forever. "I had to get off [Prozac] at a certain point," said Carrey. "You need to get out of bed every day and say that life is good. That's what I did, although at times it was very difficult for me".


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Depp
Actor Johnny Depp may be a chameleon on screen, but watch him during any interview, and you'll see only a man whose facial expressions, droopy posture, and mumbled words give away what was once a big secret: Depp suffers from severe anxiety. Indeed, the actor's anxiety has been a major source of depression and unease, so much so that Depp has access to therapists at all times, even on film sets, who help advise him on how best to deal with his anxiety and keep it from dragging him into severe depression.
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Gaga
Lady Gaga hasn't been shy about too many things, least of all her long battle with mental illness. In a candid interview with Billboard, the pop star admitted, "I've suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life.

From the dark comes the light.
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