Malcolm, I like your point about how Marvin was able to simplify the “madness” in his life and spread a message that had become clear to him. I believe that those moments of clarity are fundamental to creating any great work and that is what allows for this album to be a timeless classic, as you describe it. Also as you noted, often times you have to fight for what you know to be true and Marvin gave us a concrete example of that through his work on Whats Going On? On a side note, watch out for spelling and word choice. In places I had to kind of fill in the blanks with what you were saying. I make the same mistakes, as most of us do. Just something to watch out for!