The verdict in Dr. Conrad Murray’s trial has everyone talking about who exactly is to blame for Michael Jackson’s death. While the jury found Dr. Murray guilty of involuntary manslaughter for negligently causing the singer’s death, many are wondering if he was really at fault.
Although he was an amazing performer, Jackson was also reportedly a drug addict. He was addicted to sleep aids and pain medication that allowed him to sleep. His addiction to the anesthesia Propofol lead to his premature death, but like many celebrities before him, those around him aided his addiction.
While we may not be helping our friends score life-threatening drugs, many of us are, in fact, enablers. We enable our friends to be liars by covering for them, we might enable them to be lazy by carrying them, and we might even enable their questionable and destructive behavior by continuing to cover up their messes.
But when it comes to your friends and family, how do you draw the line between support and enabling?
Are you an enabler?