Message vs. Messenger

Posted: September 21, 2008 in Uncategorized


When we appraise people, we generally weigh tangibles vs. intangibles. There are those who place more stock in looks, and there are those who focus more on substance. If one is not equally endowed in both areas, it behooves them to draw attention to the stronger of the wisdom areas. What’s intriguing is how effective intangibles can be at overshadowing appearance.

A perfect illustration of my point lies in Michael Jackson’s “Off the Wall” album. It’s easily one of the greatest albums ever recorded. Mike was on true cipher power of the world back then. If you really do the knowledge to the album’s title and the lyrics to the songs, you notice that there’s a determined idea being communicated. The phrase “off the wall” represents a mindstate and overall attitude about how to approach love I father equal. Song after song Mike can be heard advocating this carefree break from inhibition. The message is so clear, and soulful in its transmission it’s almost impossible to resist.

When you analyze the message in the music, you see Mike mackin’ strong as if there’s no tomorrow. Born u truth if you look at the messenger, he doesn’t fit the profile. Mike never was a quintessential macho man by any stretch of the imagination. As a matter of fact, he’s looked borderline gay for most of his career. Even still, women would scream for him until they fainted at his shows and, in his day, he could’ve had any woman he wanted. Brotha’s like Teddy, Marvin, Barry…they looked and acted the part. Mike wit’ that curl and bird chest weighin’ a buck o’ five and rockin floods, I don’t think so. It just goes to show that you can’t always judge a book by its cover. You master allah y not think that little unassuming guy could pull your wiz’ born u truth if he’s advocating a strong magnetic message, he might draw her up! The moral of the story….underestimate no one.

SV Allah


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