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06 Jul 2022, 10:13 pm

Why would a parent meet their estranged child well after they were famous?



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06 Jul 2022, 10:24 pm

Money?



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06 Jul 2022, 10:39 pm

You're probably right about the money but a part of me is forever optimistic that there is a better reason.



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07 Jul 2022, 12:10 am

Okay. What other better reason?



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07 Jul 2022, 2:41 am

Other than money, they want someone to look after them when they are old or at least someone they can speak to so that they won't feel alone. The parents don't care about the well-being of a child they abandoned. They only worry about themselves. The child shouldn't optimistically think that their parent(s) care about them(s).



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07 Jul 2022, 3:24 am

Well. Why is that they want inheritance when their child dies?



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10 Jul 2022, 1:33 pm

temp1234 wrote:
Other than money, they want someone to look after them when they are old or at least someone they can speak to so that they won't feel alone. The parents don't care about the well-being of a child they abandoned.

A conclusion I wouldn't jump to, based on the limited info provided by the O.P. Parents and children get estranged from each other for many different kinds of reasons. It's not necessarily the parent "abandoning" the child.


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10 Jul 2022, 1:37 pm

ivyeight6 wrote:
Why would a parent meet their estranged child well after they were famous?

Are you talking about any one famous person in particular? If so, who?

If you are NOT talking about any one particular famous person but asking this question as a general hypothetical, then there could be any number of reasons, depending on the particulars of the specific case. For example, in some conceivable cases, the parent might have wanted for many years to get back in contact with the child, but didn't have any idea how until the child suddenly got famous.


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10 Jul 2022, 1:45 pm

In Poland, there is that very famous singer, Edyta Górniak who comes from a poor family. Her father who is a Romani man, left the family when she was a child or a teenage girl at the very best and when Edyta already got her fame, he wanted to come back because she was rich and famous but she refused and I'm not surprised.



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10 Jul 2022, 6:34 pm

Mona Pereth wrote:
ivyeight6 wrote:
Why would a parent meet their estranged child well after they were famous?

Are you talking about any one famous person in particular? If so, who?

If you are NOT talking about any one particular famous person but asking this question as a general hypothetical, then there could be any number of reasons, depending on the particulars of the specific case. For example, in some conceivable cases, the parent might have wanted for many years to get back in contact with the child, but didn't have any idea how until the child suddenly got famous.
It's not uncommon in EMO music for singers & musicians to write songs about their estrangement & I think it's theoretically possible that the parent might hear the song & feel bad.


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