I’m sure there’s a lot of people looking at this picture of Justin Bieber giving off major Jimbo Jones’ Canadian cousin energy and thinking, “Used to?“. But remember, Justin Bieber is a Christian husband now. And as such, he recently wrote a long Instagram confessional about his dark past in which he explains that being a child star who experienced near-instant fame was a one-way ticket to drugs.
We all know that 25-year-old Justin Bieber has a history of acting like a douchey little shit. I literally couldn’t even begin to name all the times, there just aren’t enough hours in the day. You’d have to approach it like a bingo caller; stick your hand in, grab an infamous moment in Justin Bieber’s life, then call it out. Like, “Justin Bieber…eggs his neighbor’s house” and “Justin Bieber…dumps his monkey in Germany.” According to Justin Bieber, you can blame his behavior on young parents who split when he was young, an underdeveloped brain, and an entourage of people constantly jacking off his ego.
“It’s hard to get out of bed in the morning with the right attitude when you are overwhelmed with your life, your past, job responsibilities, emotions, your family, finances, 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. I can fully sympathize with you. I could not change my mindset. I am fortunate to have people in life that continue encourage me to keep going. You see I have a lot of money, clothes, cars, accolades, achievement, awards, and I was still unfulfilled. Have you noticed the statistics of child stars and the outcome of their life? There is an insane pressure and responsibility put on a child whose brain, emotions, frontal lobes (decision making) aren’t developed yet. No rationality, defiant, rebellious things all of us have to go through. But when you add the pressure of stardom it does something to you that is quite unexplainable. You see I didn’t grow up in a stable home. My parents were 18, separated, with no money, still young and rebellious as well. 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 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 learn the fundamentals of responsibility, so by this point I was 18 with no skills in the real world with millions of dollars, access to whatever I wanted. This is a very scary concept for anyone. “
So here’s where the drugs come in. Justin basically says that when you’re young, famous, and rich, you start looking for validation in the bottom of a bottle or inside a small plastic baggie. And the drugs turn you into a super shitty person.
“By 20 I made every bad decision you could’ve 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 touring 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 of 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 these terrible decisions fix broken relationships and change relationship habits.”
I’m sure Selena Gomez is somewhere reading that part about doing drugs, wrecking relationships, and being disrespectful to women, and thinking, “And yet I was the one in rehab multiple times?”
Justin wraps it all up by saying that God helped him stop being Obnoxious Dick Justin Bieber, and turned him into Mr. Justin Bieber Motivational Speaker and good husband.
“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 to say even when the odds are against, you keep fighting. Jesus loves you. BE KIND TODAY. BE BOLD TODAY AND LOVE PEOPLE NOT BY YOUR STANDARDS BUT BY GOD’S PERFECT UNFAILING LOVE.”
Here’s his whole post:
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Justin posted his littler sermon a few days after he lead a worship service at his church, Churchome, in Beverly Hills.
Justin might want to have a quick one-on-one sit down with God and ask God if he could maybe alter his approach a little to managing Justin’s life. Because present-day Justin Bieber is sometimes just as erratic. Defending Chris Brown and challenging Tom Cruise to a fist fight seem like the kind of choices that make it look like God could classify as a drug too.