I work very hard at being positive. With black-on-black crime continually on the rise and murders happening every day, we need role models.
Since the deaths of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., our brothers and sisters are at a standstill. The 70s brought about women’s rights, animal rights and gay rights soon followed, but what about minority rights?
Violence needs to stop on our streets and in our homes. Everyone needs to feel safe. Educational programs need to be arranged to back up the school system. If our children have other ways to channel their energy that would be a start. Martial arts or some kind of structured activity should be given in schools. If you get in a confrontation, walk away. You win.
Keeping your eye on the prize is hard today. The only way you can succeed is to obtain marketable skills. Getting a job is the hardest job you’ll ever have. Times are tough on the job market.
Drugs keep you numb and dumb. They just make you feel like you’re somebody else, but when the drugs wear off you’re right back where you started. While high you feel nothing and do things you normally wouldn’t.
When the high wears off, you’ll do anything to get back that high. Whether drugs or alcohol, it leaves you feeling empty inside. Drugs keep you from achieving your goals in life.
From my understanding, people take drugs so they don’t have to deal with what is going on in their lives at the time. When they’re hooked they feel nothing for themselves or anyone else — anything to get high, so they won’t have to deal with life.
So life throws you a curveball, deal with it and learn from your experiences. Everything happens for a reason and each experience should make you stronger than the one before. Build your life and reach your potential.
Don’t let anything stand in your way. There are always going to be problems, but how you deal with them is the issue. Leaving yourself accessible to therapy might be helpful, but not necessary.
Since slavery people have been wicked. People continue to be that way because it’s the differences that make the world what it is. Times are just as hard now as they ever were.
For 400 years minorities have been master builders, why must we continue to be at the bottom of the totem pole?