Unlike many bloggers and journalists out there, I have really tried to not take a stance of wanting to understand what happened to Lauryn Hill because it's quite simple really: she just couldn't handle the pressure. It's this same pressure that cause people to caution would-be child actors about whether they are truly prepared to give their personas over to an insatiable public. Concerning Lauryn's abrupt fall, the thing to keep in mind is that most truly talented artists in the world are very, very sensitive. It is truly overwhelming to not only feel that you have something worthy of sharing with the world and then perform it in front of people who may criticize your vision and your feelings. Add to all of this the whole notion of whether or not you should be making money from sharing your heart and soul with other people, and you have a recipe for disaster.