The following article from the Independent is just too good to not repost in its entirety.
Takeaways: Justin Bieber is a good kid from a poor background with incredible talent and drive- and he’s only 18. This brings a lot of believers and of course the haters.
Bruce Dale, a 67-year-old retired automotive-industry factory worker from small-town Canada, is telling me about his grandson.
“He was a good kid – but he was a boy! He was always pushing the limits. No matter what – if he got into [ice] hockey, he’d push the limit, to the point of being obsessive. Soccer was the same way. He and I travelled all over Ontario playing hockey and soccer. It was fun – part of my experiences, too!