In order to get a real feel for what Michael Jackson was really like, I think we need to look at Michael through his own words and not what the media prints. After all, that's how any of us get to know another human being . By really getting to know them and not letting others tell us how the person is. We need to experience that person's character ourselves.
A person's true character comes out in the words they speak, the words they write and the actions they take. We also have to remember that we are all human and we have all failed at times.
I think it's most important to look at the whole. What a person is like most of the time. The words they use. How they share with us and what they share with us. The good they do. What they accomplish. What we see in front of us on a consistent basis. It is there, that you can truly see a person's heart.
By what a person says, what they tell us and what they do, we can gauge their personality. If we look into their eyes and their heart and really listen and try to know them through their heart and soul, we can see the true person. That, most times, gives us a much more honest and accurate account of who a person really is, over what we hear from someone else.
Anyone who has had to endure hearing rumors and lies being spread about themself knows how that feels and how inaccurate a picture that can give to others. It can be painful.
The second most reliable way to tell a person's character is by talking with people who really know the person. This is secondary though because opinions and perspectives can vary. We will be doing that as well, but I think, first and foremost, it's important to get an idea of who Michael was, through his own words.
I invite you to read and watch and get to know the real Michael Jackson. I think many will be surprised.
Below I've included an open letter from 1994 from Michael Jackson, to his critics. You will find more of Michael speaking for himself in the top navigation menu.