Dismiss Michael Jackson For His Eccentricities? Maybe. Dismiss His Music? Think Again.

Since I have little way of knowing the details of Jackson’s personal life beyond what I read in the news, what I want to say here is that those who would, because of his strange behavior, diminish his accomplishments as a singer, dancer and entertainer miss a very big point:

He, quite possibly, brought more moments of pure happiness – the kind of happiness that has to do with the simple pleasures of being alive - to more people on this planet than any other human being alive today.