Friday, June 3, 2011

I Got Something To Say!

It's no accident that so many young people of color in the United States are confused and running wild.
And Lord knows I'm being mild in that description of many of these young folk.
When I pull out my track record as a young person growing up,it's not a pretty picture.
I don't want the young people I encounter today to travel the road I did.
So I feel it's my God given responsibility to give them guidance when and  wherever possible.
Many Men like myself aren't ready or able to take on this role of responsibility. WHY?
I surmise it's one factor,laziness! Mental and physical laziness flows throughout our community.
And it's not all our fault that this disease of laziness exist,we have been trained to be lazy.
We are given everything in our lives today,from unemployment payments to food stamps.
Our love ones support and enable our laziness by giving us things,instead of teaching us how to get it our selves.
It's time for the excuses to stop and for people to take charge of their existence,it's clear to me that nobody but God is going to help me out of any situation.
But God only help those who help themselves,so it time we all get up from the couch of excuses and get to stepping in the right direction.
It won't be easy in the beginning,but hang in there and watch as it gets easier.
                                                                                Big Mac


Anna Renee said...

I always feel relief when I accomplish a goal but hate to get going initially! A paradox.

Black Diaspora said...

"I surmise it's one factor,laziness! Mental and physical laziness flows throughout our community."

You won't mind if I say something that might be construed as controversial!

Don't think for a minute that these "lazy," shiftless, ne'er-do-wells, aren't contributing to the overall wellbeing of the whole. They're as indispensable to the whole as the industrious, the hardworking, and the materially successful in our midst.

There's a system that I like to refer to as the "spiritual ecosystem."

Everything and everyone in a physical ecosystem operate as a unit, despite their individual tasks, responsibilities or function.

This is also true in a "spiritual ecosystem." You see: In such a system every thing is connected, and operates as a Unit, just as in a physical ecosystem that mirror the non-physical one.

In this system of interconnectedness, everything and everyone are valued, and are a valuable part of the whole.

Whether we can see it, or appreciate it, everything and everyone in this system are pulling their load, and are contributing to the success, and wellbeing of the Whole.

Nothing in the "spiritual ecosystem" is superfluous, and nothing is dispensable.

BigmacInPittsburgh said...

BD:I have no doubt that this "spiritual ecosystem exist,it's just something I have not considered seriously as it applies to my community.
Thank you for giving me another perspective to look at in assessing the who,what and where of our existence.