I will sometimes re-post something for readers who found this site in recent months. Below is one such re-post.
Remember the hit song from awhile back that included these words?:
Don’t Laugh At Me
Don’t call me names
Don’t get your pleasure from my pain
In God’s eyes we’re all the same
Some day we’ll all have perfect wings
Don’t laugh at me
Don’t Laugh At Me is one of my favorite songs. It has been my great pleasure to have met the man who wrote that song. His name is Steve Seskin. While I don’t know him well from our relatively brief interactions, I feel I know a lot about his heart and spirit from the words in this song. I like, admire, and respect him, and not just because as a fellow songwriter I admire and am touched by his work, or the fact that he has seven #1 hit songs to his credit. Those are relatively minor things to me compared to something else he has done that has potentially had a far greater positive impact on the world.
Steve took this beautiful and very successful song about kindness and the pain caused by bullying and indifference and did something truly extraordinary. He began going to schools to teach about kindness and to help students, faculty, and parents to work together to eliminate bullying in their schools.
The messages of kindness and working together to eliminate bullying have clearly struck a chord, not just in the USA but around the world. The song has been translated into several languages. Hearing it being sung in Hebrew, Arabic, Serbian, English, and Japanese I can’t help but feel that there is hope for humanity and that working together we can make the world an even better place.
If you’d like to hear the song sung in different languages by people from around the world, check out
http://steveseskin.com/news/. At that site you’ll also be able to learn more about the program to replace bullying and indifference with kindness. You’ll also be able to hear more of Steve’s other songs.
Thank you, Steve Seskin, for all you do to make a positive difference in the world!