Heal The World (Michael Jackson, 1991)
Nowadays, there are still many wars and hunger happen every day although we are in a civilized world. There are still many people live without enough food and water. There are also a huge number of people live in wars. In the music video Heal The World (Michael Jackson, 1991) has told me a story about this phenomenon. This is a song about children and war as throughout this whole video, the main characters are children and soldiers. They are both victims of wars. The theme of this song is to promote unity, peace, and equality. The lyrics in this song delivers the message that we should treat each other equally and stop the discrimination. We should have and do unity to have a better place, a better world. We should stop all the wars, killings, bombing or everything that makes the world wounded. The future of our world lies with our children, so we must do everything in our power to help children in need to ensure a brighter future.
“There’s a place in your heart. And I know that it is love. And this place could be much. Brighter than tomorrow.” (Michael Jackson, 1991) This sentence of lyrics delivers the meaning that love can heal the world. Michael Jackson wants everyone to care others to make a better place. It is because there a place in everyone’s heart, that is love. Love can make anything better and make our future brighter. “And if you really try. You’ll find there’s no need to cry. In this place you’ll feel there’s no hurt or sorrow.” (Michael Jackson, 1991) This sentence of lyrics delivers the meaning that if people try to help the poor children, there will be no sadness or regret for the loss of someone or something loved. They need our care, our love, and our attention. It reminds people to willingly give their help to those people who are in need to continue their life.
I am a youth. I am still a student. I do not make government policies. I do not have any influence in the world. Yet, I am convinced that I can make a difference in this world after listen to the music video Heal the World (Michael Jackson, 1991). I am convinced that I can do many things to make this world a better place. This song inspires me to help make the world greater than it is right now. When I hear this song, it makes me think of all the poor people out there. This song just makes me want to help every person in the world. I feel sad for all those people living in the streets and all the African American people who are being threatened just because of their “color”. I hate watching on the news that the innocent people are being killed every day. I want to help the people who aren’t being treated the right way.
After learning the topic meaning of life and listening to the music video Heal The World (Michael Jackson, 1991), I have realized life means loving and being loved. When I love and are being loved, it fills my heart. Love make me bigger, better, nicer and more compassionate. Just imagine if everyone on earth loved and being loved, the world will be a much nicer place. This love must be more than just romantic lover. It means love for family, friends, society and the world at large. It is unselfish love that embraces the world. When everyone truly loves this way, it means we cannot hate. It is as simple as that. Neither can we show hatred. In the absence of hate, there will be no cruelty, violence or killing.
Of course, everything begins in the home. It is no use waiting to make the world a better place and then being horrid and awful at home. I must start with my home. I must be responsible, respectful and loving. This is one way in which I can earn my parents’ trust. It is also one way of living by example so that my older brother follows my behavior. When I do chores willingly at home, so will my brother. When I help him cheerfully with his homework, so will he do his work willingly. When I am loving and caring to him, so will he be loving and caring to others. This attitude will help us become decent and caring adults. However, it is no use caring only for our families and neglecting others. My concern must spread to my neighbours and friends as well as strangers. I believe that if I am polite and respectful to others, they will in turn be respectful to others, they will in turn to be respectful to me, the seed of caring behavior will spread. Caring and respect can be done in many ways. It means being a courteous customers or driver. It means waiting in line and not jumping queue. It means saying “please” and “thank you” and meaning it.
Theservice learning (plastic rubbish collection) that I am currently engaged in doing has made me take actions to protect and preserve the environment. I have realized that recycling is important in today’s world if I want to leave this planet for the future generation. After learning the topic social awareness, I would like to join the volunteer programs and community services. In future, I promise that I will participate the 30 Hour Famine. Throughout this program, I can learn about hunger and experience hunger for myself by fasting. This program will also give me an opportunity to raise funds to help stop global hunger. Apart from that, I hope I can fund an orphan’s education one day as I feel everyone has the right to get an education properly.
Jackson,M (1991). Heal The World. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWf-eARnf6U