“It’s hard to get out of bed in the morning with the right attitude when you are overwhelmed with your life, your past, your job, you responsibilities, you emotions, your family, your finances and your relationships. When it feels like there’s trouble after trouble after trouble, you start foreseeing the day through lenses of dread and anticipate another bad day — a cycle of feeling disappointment after disappointment. Sometimes it can even get to the point where you don’t even want to live anymore. Where you feel like it’s never going to change,” he wrote on Monday, September 2. “I am fortunate to have people in my life that continue to encourage me to keep going. You see, I have a lot of money, clothes, cars, accolades, achievements and awards, and I was still unfulfilled. Have you noticed the statistics of child stars and the outcome of their lives? There is an insane pressure and responsibility put on a child who’s brain, emotions and frontal lobes (decision making) aren’t developed yet.”
“As my talent progressed and I became ultra successful it happened within a strand of two years. My whole world was flipped on its head. I went from a 13-year-old boy from a small town to being praised left and right by the world, with millions [of people] saying how much they loved me and how great I was. I don’t know about you but humility comes with age. You hear these things enough as a young boy and you actually start believing it. Rationality comes with age and so does your decision making process (one of the reasons you can’t drink until you’re 21). Everyone did everything for me so I never even learned the fundamentals of responsibility. So by the [time] I was 18, [I had] no skills in the real world, with millions of dollars and access to whatever I wanted. This is a scary concept for anyone,” the singer continued. “By 20 I made every bad decision you could have thought of and went from one of the most loved and adored people in the world to the most ridiculed, judged and hated person in the world! Being on stage, according to studies, is a bigger dopamine rush than almost any other activity… So these massive ups and downs on their own are very hard to manage. You notice a lot of bands and people end up having a phase of drug abuse, and I believe it’s due to not being able to manage the huge ups and downs that come with being an entertainer. I started doing pretty heavy drugs at 19 and abused all my relationships. I became resentful, disrespectful to women and angry. I became distant to everyone who loved me and I was hiding behind a shell of a person that I had become. I felt like I could never turn it around. It’s taken me years to bounce back from all of these terrible decisions, fix broken relationships and change relationship habits. Luckily, God blessed me with extraordinary people who love me for me. Now I am navigating the best season of my life — marriage — Which is an amazing, crazy, new responsibility. You learn patience, trust, commitment, kindness, humility and all of the things it looks like to be a good man. All this is to say, even when the odds are against you, keep fighting. Jesus loves you. Be kind today, be bold today and love people today, not by your standards but by God’s perfect unfailing love.”
And the “Love Yourself” crooner is certainly not alone. A ton of celebrities took to social media to leave their love for the 25-year-old, and it’s seriously so touching. Scroll through our gallery to check out all the stars who are supporting Justin after he opened up about his mental health issues.
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