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Lessons From A Song

Updated on July 25, 2016

Micheal Jackson was a master singer, trully the king of pop.

We don't know the exact motive behind Micheal Jackson's 'heal the world' song, but one things for sure, people loved it. The song was carefully sang, purposed to move feelings and carefully choreographed to last a lifetime.

What can a song sang over a decade ago mean to the people of the 21st century?

Behind the beats and glamour after the release of the song upto this date, there lies a strong message, a message that has been ignored by so many.

We can learn many things, only if we listen, and hopefully save ourselves and future generations, on the following issues:


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1.Global Warming

A major crisis is going on.You may not know it, maybe you have heard about it but ignored it. The truth is simple, there is no future generation if we don't take action now.

Global warming is not a threat anymore. Look around you. Rise in cancer cases and unusual weather patterns. Scientists are practically planning to colonize Mars. Does that ring a bell?

Yes, if scientists are planning to move out it only means one thing, we are doomed. We need to take action now.

Micheal Jackson made this very clear in his song, 'heal the world'.

But what can we do? I know I may sound pessimistic, but, the hard reality is time is swiftly running out and we need to take action now.

Plant more trees, regulate factories, use clean energy, anything to save our souls.


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2.War And Terrorism

Many of the images used in the production of the song came from wartorn Rwanda.

Peace is imposible in conflict territories around the world. War is the major cause of the economic crisis in Africa.

The recent events in France, clearly show that after a long fight on terrorism, we have clearly achieved nothing.

Now, we may pretend to have come out stronger, and pledge to continue our fight, litterally throw misiles to Isis, but it will never end with such an approach.

History has taught us over and over again that you can't put out fire with fire.

We may think we are strong now after the Paris attack, but in reality we are just trying the best we can, embracing for the next attack.

And then we wonder why they hate us, but its because we have hated them all along. Hate verses hate always results in war.

The solution to the war and terrorism problem was litterally given to us a little over a decade ago by Micheal Jackson, if only we listened.

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3.Poverty

Some call it a disease. Poverty has been there for as long as we have existed. However, clarity is needed in order to discuss this issue.

Poverty is the general scarcity in the equal share of resources, be it materially or otherwise.

The poverty we are talking about is not the general scarcity of resources, but rather the complete scarcity of the former.

While the rest of the world, well at least around you, continues normally, children in Syria don't know if they will see daylight tommorrow. Its not just because of the war, but rather poverty. They have a complete lack of resources.

Food aids, even if they reach the children, don't last. Its not their fault. Children should practically be worried about homework, not what they will eat or where they will sleep.

The song clearly outlines this issue swiftly in its script.


Global peace can be achieved
Global peace can be achieved | Source

4.Global Peace


In the final words of the song he sang, 'and the dream we were conceived in, will reveal a joyful face and the world we once believed in will shine again in grace'.

Yes, world peace is possible. Only if we try. But we must take action now.

Micheal Jackson is best remembered as the king of pop, his moving music has inspired many.But inspiration will not change our world. Only action will.

And as he put it in his own words, only he could have said it better,'if you care enough for the living, make a little space, make a better place.'

The next time heal the world is played, listen carefully and take action. This world is for all of us and its upto all of us to take action.


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      Larry Rankin 13 months ago from Oklahoma

      Interesting analysis.