Mike and Lori Milken once purchased a rambling house that was owned by Clark Gable and since l978 they still live there (in Los Angeles) surrounded by beautiful sycamore trees. The junk bond king who served time in prison, fought prostrate cancer and was such a fine math-guy, he
did his Dads tax return at age 10. So how do all those numbers add up for Michael Milken?
Perhaps we ought not to ask the question of whether or not Mike feels he has changed and paid his dues,
rather we should remember not to throw stones when you live in a glass house, not to judge others....as just maybe each and everyone has a life with a few imperfections. Just that we tend to remember people for the bad stuff, not the good stuff.
I am leaning towards the fact that Michael Milken has helped inner city kids, wrote about health and fitness and proven there is life after life. He in some respects would be the come-back kid, only that his return to the life of the rich and famous has more to do with his having to embrace lifestyle and health-risk changes, he is not one to look back or talk about the past. He feels he paid his dues. And everyone deserves a chance in life. So looking on the positive side I would say we shall likely hear more about the
new-look-Mike. I suppose that being said, there are still those who cannot help but question whether or not the junk bond king of days past was able to sufficently help those that some think he took advantage of? And only Mike is able to answer that question. And those times and events will always be on his shoulders...I doubt any of us know all the facts other than what we read about or heard about?
And I know Dad used to say that its important to believe only half of what you read and that everyone given the chance...has a choice...and from the choices we make....thus the outcome of our lives....
It appears that Michael Milken is doing everything possible to clean the slate of the past. We hope it works out for him and his family, in all the ways he would wish....