The other thing Michael does, when he has free time, is to spend as much of it as possible with children. “One thing I’ve always wanted to do, and that’s work with children in some way,” he told me. “I think children, especially the young ones, have a special magic and it’s great to be around that. One day I think I’d like to be a teacher, or a social worker. Anything, really, that involved children.” Including, one day perhaps, some of his own? “I’m not married and haven’t got any plans to marry though I expect I will do eventually!” Michael grinned. “If I do I’d like a family, but in a way I think I’d like to adopt. It would be marvelous to be able to help kids who otherwise would only know poverty and despair in their lives. I guess that’s about the greatest thing you can do, save someone from a bad life and help to give it some meaning. We’ve seen children all round the world who have a hard time and you really want to help everybody. We do out best, we do a lot of benefits for causes like blind children, go to hospitals, and of course visit and play in schools. I don’t think the teachers like it all that much. I know that before we arrive they always give their lecture saying ‘Now, you’ve got to behave properly and sit quiet’ but when we get there the kids forget and go crazy. They let go, have a good time and jump all over everything - still, I don’t think it does any harm to anybody, and since the kids buy our records but can’t always afford to come to the concerts, it’s great that they get a chance to see us and we get a chance to meet them.” - Michael Jackson, 1978.