August 7, 2009
Posted: 04:18 PM ET
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The tragedy of my brother's death is still with me. But in his death, I have found a mission for my life. My existence is now dedicated to spreading Michael's message. Michael had a unique place in the world. He not only did good, but taught others how to do the same. This only magnifies his loss to the world.
I want to make people aware of the humanitarian side of Michael. I want to show them how his true emphasis wasn't music, or performing; it was improving the world. Understand this, and you begin to understand the essence of who my brother was.
Michael wanted to help people see the problems that are destroying our world. That's what he was about, and what HIS upcoming shows were about. He was trying to teach through his lyrics, video and performance. He wanted to use every part of himself to show us what we are capable of becoming. His goal was to demonstrate to people that if we all just try to make world a better place, it will be.
Michael did charity work all his life – since we first started performing as the Jackson 5. He quickly learned talent alone means nothing – it's what you do with it that really matters. What are you doing to make things better for other people? In grasping this, Michael found his purpose: Entertain and educate at the same time.
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