Sunday, May 23, 2010

Ranting...Something On My Mind...

There are opportunities in this world for each one of us. It doesn't matter if you're black, white, asian, or whatever race, color or creed you may be. It doesn't matter if you're gay, straight, fully able or disabled, there is something that you are destined to do. All of us have a talent for something, whether it's a hidden one of obvious ones. For some of us, it comes naturally, and for others, we have to take a really deep look within ourselves to find what it is we're the best at and capitalize on it.

Being a black man, I see and hear stories of struggle from other blacks every day. Now, that's not to say that no other race has hard times, because It's a fact that they do but, I too often hear people speak on how they can't do this or that, including myself in some cases, which is something that I'm working on personally. People in certain places and situations settle for what they have or don't have and place blame on invisible entities as to why they can never elevate from where they are. Now, I know that there are some hard-working individuals out there living paycheck to paycheck, barely keeping the bills paid, wishing they had more. I can relate to that. But on the flip have others that complain about not having anything, not being able to obtain anything but then you see them doing not so intelligent things with the money that they do have.

I'll give an example to make my point. I saw a video just now of a rapper on stage at a concert and chaos ensued when people started throwing bottles on the stage. People, we need to take some responsibility for ourselves. The only way we're ever going to get ourselves out of a hole is is our mindset completely changes and we start acting in a way that inspires prosperity amongst ourselves. You cannot rise to the top while standing in a sinkhole. The same individuals that say they can barely scrape up enough money to keep their lights on are paying to go to a concert to basically show how much they dislike the person they paid to see? What? This makes absolutely no sense to me. This man that you dislike, has already gotten paid off of the money you spent so more than likely, he doesn't care whether he finishes the show or not. He got his, and guess what? You wasted yours, when you could have invested in something that could have potentially helped you escape the situation that you're in.

Let's get it together people..Help someone help themselves. We need each other. God Bless.